There can be no doubt that online gambling has become a mainstream form of entertainment in which millions of people around the world enjoy. What gamblers need to know is that gambling is a leisure activity that needs to be performed responsibly, and it's important to understand that it may bring some potentially serious risks if not done responsibly in order to protect themselves, their family and friends from unpleasant situations related to problems with gambling.
Here at GamblingKingz.com we are fully committed to responsible gambling, and it is up to all stakeholders, including operators, gambling portal owners (like us) and ultimately the players to promote responsible gambling at all times.
First of all, our responsible gambling policy aims at underage gambling. There is small percentage of players that don't meet age restrictions and may have developed some type of a gambling problem. We will always attempt to play our important role in highlighting the pitfalls of online gambling, and will always remind visitors that the site is not appropriate for persons under the age of 18. Unfortunately, there is no way for us to verify the age of each visitor at GamblingKingz.com, but we strongly encourage parents to take steps to block and restrict their children's access to unwanted sites. We urge them to look for software programs such as Net Nanny that will help them with this, and to carefully manage their user names and passwords leading to their personal gambling accounts.
Furthermore, we always encourage visitors to this site to familiarise themselves with groups and organisations that work hard on promoting and helping players to gamble responsibly and that provide counselling and support. You will find them at the bottom of this text.
Ultimately the responsibility of gambling responsibly rests with the individual and there are a few things you should always keep in mind. First of all, you should always gamble within your limits. If you don't have limits, immediately set them and stick with the budget that you've designated for gambling. Second and most important is to never chase your losses. You will need to accept the fact that there is always the possibility to lose. If you want to cover any losses, try again next time when you've cleared your mind, but always do so within your budget. And never ever view gambling as a way to get out of financial difficulties.
Gambling is not intended to be your livelihood; it is purely for entertainment purposes and a chance to try out your luck and win some extra cash. On the other hand, if you win extra cash don't let the spirit of gambling take over and immediately lose all of your winnings. Set a money limit, set a time limit, don't gamble when depressed and don't gamble under the influence.
Recognising Your Problem
Almost everyone, without exclusion, that has developed a gambling problem has thought it's just a matter of time until they'll hit the jackpot. This is a magical loop hard to get out, and the player is fuelled by the thought of making up for all of his losses with the jackpot. They often gamble to the point that they've lost all of their money, they've ruined their relationships with their fiancées, or partners, and have neglected their own health. These people have never understood the importance to practice safe gambling.
Fortunately, there are organisations that can help you develop better gambling practices, and that can provide help if you think that you or someone close to you may have developed a problem.
Useful Responsible Gambling Resources
We recommend the following websites if you seek further information and help regarding responsible gambling:
|Gamblers Anonymous International
A global organisations that has various support programs available
The most active gambling support community in the UK