Responsible Gambling Is Important
Gambling can be a favourite pastime for millions of people around the world. They enjoy the casual flutter whether it be on the horses or playing the poker machines at the casino. Unfortunately there are many who can not control themselves and do not know when to stop. It’s not unusual for some to lose everything they own because they have a gambling problem. Responsible gambling is beyond their control. Before using this site or any gambling site on the net you need to take a close look at yourself to make sure you are a responsible gambler.
Although I personally believe that people who play the lottery wouldn’t fall into the same category as those who play the pokies or place bets on races the lottery is still part of the gambling industry. Where the majority of lottery players do play responsibly there are probably those who do not. They may throw away the last of their cash, cash better used to look after family needs, buying a ticket after blowing the rest on some other form of gambling. I don’t want that to be you.
What Is A Responsible Gambler?
- One who gambles as a pastime and not as a means of recovering past losses. They think of gambling as another form of entertainment and have no compulsions to gamble.
- Only uses money they can afford. They do not use money that was meant for food, rent or that was earmarked for things like paying off the home loan or a college fund.
- A responsible gambler would never borrow money so they could place a bet. Nor would they pawn items in order to get cash for gambling
- They do not gamble for hours on end
- They normally have a set amount to gamble and stop when this is reached
- They do not hide the fact from family and friends
So, the question is, do you have a gambling problem?
Do You Have A Gambling Problem?
- If you find following these guidelines difficult then you may have a problem, especially if you find you’re always raising the stakes looking for that elusive buzz.
- If you’re finding that the only time you stop is once you’ve run out of cash then you definitely have a problem.
- If you find that you spend more time gambling than socialising with family and friends
- If you’re feeling guilty about your gambling habit. Let’s face facts, there must be a reason for feeling guilty and isn’t it better to remove the guilt by stopping rather than letting it eat away at you until its too late?
- If you’re sneaking off to lay a bet or play the pokies
- If you have to convince yourself that you don’t have a problem
Unfortunately people with gambling problems ruin more than their own life, they also ruin the lives of those they love. Don’t allow yourself to fall into the trap of becomming a problem gambler. Learn to recognise the signs before they turn into a problem, and if you feel you may need help just remember it takes more strength to admit you need help than to deny it.
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