Gambling is a nice hobby: it offers you a good time and even some profits. Although, losing is a big part of gambling and you need to be prepared for it. This means you need to play responsibly and never bet an amount you can’t afford to lose.
Like every other hobby, gambling can become addictive too. In other words, you need to be prepared for these two things: playing responsibly and not becoming an addict. We believe in positive gaming experiences (even if you lose) and to ensure that, we offer help to control your gambling habits. Please take a Self-Assessment Test (Ferris&Wynne) to find out if you are playing too much and need help or not.
Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4) certifies online gaming sites which respect responsible gaming and offer options to visitors to set their own limits. As a certified website, we also do this: you can limit your gaming time, budget, and even type of games you will see on your screen while on our site. The tools and options we offer will help you play responsibly and prevent unhealthy gaming behavior.
Gambling addiction has many faces and can be different for each individual: there isn’t a standard symptom list for addiction. The most common types of gambling addiction are:
Do you need a break?
Do you share your computer with minors?
Are you and adult?
If you are under the age of 18, please leave immediately. It is illegal to open an account and/or to gamble if you are a minor. We also hold the right to request proof of age from any customer and may suspend an account because of this reason.
Do you think a friend of yours may be a gambling addict?
In that case, please contact our support staff and we can help both you and the person you are worried.
Are you looking for an organization to help you?
There are lots of independent organizations which can help addictive gamblers and their friends/family. You can find their contact information here.
As we mentioned above, symptoms of gambling addiction are different for each individual. Although, the American Psychiatric Association uses a list of ten diagnostic criteria to diagnose gambling addiction. According to this criteria:
You may be an addict. As a general rule, if you are showing at least five of these symptoms, you are considered as a compulsive gambler. However, please note that a diagnosis can only be done by a trained physician and will also require a physical exam and an interview.
There isn’t a standard formula to overwhelm the addiction, every individual is different. However, it is known that the following treatments are useful:
GA Gamblers Anonymous
Phone: (+44) 0207 384 3040
For UK Residents:
For New Zealand Residents:
Phone: 0800 6642 62
Email: [email protected]