Gambling is about having a good time. But, like many other things, when it is done excessively it may cause problems. Betcris is concerned about the addiction that gambling may cause. It may negatively affect other areas of a person’s life, such as their physical or mental health, school or work performance, finances, and/or interpersonal relationships.
Here are some general principles that can help make gambling safer and a more enjoyable experience.
Do not think of gambling as a way to make money
The bottom line is that gambling establishments, like brick and mortar casinos and online casinos are set up to take in more money than they pay out. This means that over time you will lose more money than you win. However, keep in mind that it is not just casinos; all forms of gambling have the same principle - the vast majority loses so that a very small minority can have big wins.
Virtually all people with gambling problems hold the false expectation that they are the ones who will be the big winners. That belief feeds the problem.
Always gamble with money that you can afford to lose
Gamble with money that you set aside for fun, like going to the movies or going out for drinks. Never use money that you need for important things, like rent, bills, tuition, etc.
Set a money limit
Decide how much money you can afford to lose before you play. When you have lost that amount of money, quit. If you win, enjoy it, but remember it won’t happen all the time.
Set a time limit
Decide how much time you can afford to spend gambling. When you reach that time limit, stop gambling.
Never chase losses
If you lose money, never try to get it back by going over your limit. This usually leads to even bigger losses.
Do not gamble when you are depressed or upset
It is hard to make good decisions about gambling when you are feeling down.
Balance gambling with other activities
It is important to enjoy other activities so that gambling doesn’t become too big a part of your life.
How can we help you?
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If you cannot control your gameplay or follow any of the previous indications we have provided, or if you feel that online games might be causing difficulties to your life instead of being entertaining, we have different alternatives to assist you in the administration of your game like deposit limits, time out, and self-exclusion.