You often hear about responsible gambling and that you should always gamble responibly and so on but what does it really mean? In this post I will try to explain to the best of my ability what responsible gambling really is.
Since responsible gambling doesn’t mean the same thing to any two people it gets a bit harder to explain what it really means, but I’ll give it a shot. Some people could be gambling for $100.000 a day and still be responsible gamblers and others could be gambling for $1 a week and be considered irresponsible gamblers. It all depends on how much you are able to lose without it affecting your way of life. Let’s say you are Donald Trump and you have more money than God himself, then gambling for $100.000 on one hand of live dealer blackjack is not irresponsible as the outcome of the hand will not change his life one bit. But if your net worth is $100.000 and you bet all of that on a spin at the live online roulette tables it is considered to be highly irresponsible.The bottom line is, never gamble for more than you can afford to lose. Now that’s responsible gambling.
Where to Turn if You Have a Gambling Problem
If gambling becomes a problem there is a way out. By visiting sites like Gamblers Anonymous or Gamble Aware you have taken a big first step towards dealing with your problems. These people won’t help you financially but they will be of big support emotionally and they are committed to get you help. There is no shame in seeking help for your gambling problems and the people helping you are often recovered problem gamblers themselves.
Set Limits When Gambling Online
Live casino sites like Ladbrokes and William Hill are commited to helping people gambling responsibly. In order to help poeple do this they have implemented a function where you can limit the amount of money that you can deposit and wager on their sites during a day. If you feel that you are in the danger zone of becoming a problem gambler a function like this to limit your play could be a real life saver.