Responsible Gambling

Playing slots is great fun. I should know because I play myself. However, it is important to remember that gambling isn’t a way to create additional income — it’s a form of entertainment. Gambling can be a lot of fun, but it is an entertainment that one must expect to pay for.

While the thrill of a big win is enticing, the desire for big wins must be balanced with your financial and personal responsibilities. Ultimately, the life-changing wins are incredibly rare. The vast majority of gamblers will lose money.

If you feel that your gambling may be out of control, but you’re unsure whether it’s really a problem, then you should ask yourself the 20 questions on GamblersAnonymous.org and read GambleAware.co.uk’s signs of problem gambling. They will help you determine whether your gambling really has become a problem and whether you need to seek guidance.

If you’re in any doubt whatsoever, I recommend that you seek guidance. Gambling can destroy lives and break up families — make sure it doesn’t happen to you.

Below are some websites where you get guidance and counselling to keep your gambling under control.

Online Resources
http://www.gamblingtherapy.org/ (37 different languages)
http://www.gamingfloor.com/Problem_Gambling.html (Again, for many different countries)
http://www.gamblingfactsandfictions.com
http://www.gamblingwatchglobal.com/

Australia
http://www.ghsouthern.org.au/

Canada
http://www.problemgambling.ca/

France
http://www.adictel.com/en/

Germany
http://www.anonyme-spieler.org/

Hong Kong
http://www.gamblercaritas.org.hk/

Ireland
http://www.gamblersanonymous.ie/

Netherlands
http://www.ganederland.nl/

New Zealand
http://www.pgfnz.co.nz/

Norway
http://www.stoppenmetgokken.nl/

Singapore
http://www.ncpg.org.sg/

South Africa
http://www.responsiblegambling.co.za/

Sweden
http://www.ga-sverige.se/

Switzerland
http://www.careplay.ch/

UK
http://gamcare.co.uk/
http://www.gordonhouse.org.uk/
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/

USA
http://www.ncpgambling.org/
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/