This article is about responsible gambling and how you should deal with possible gambling problem.
How to Play Casino Games Responsibly?
Deposit only money that you can afford to loose. If you are lucky, you can win, but casino games have a strong factor of luck included. If this is not your day, you can lose the money you have deposited. Reasonable amounts will make your gaming more responsible to you.
Do not play under affection of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol or drugs can harm your desicion making ability and therefore cause you harm.
Remember that casino games and gaming should be fun. If you encounter any excessive negative feelings when playing, you should consider to stop playing.
If you feel that gambling starts to control your life, there is a possibility that you have a gambling problem. Please see the next chapter for more information.
What is a gambling problem?
Problem gambling or gambling addiction is an urge to continuously gamble despite negative and harmful consequences. You may also have a strong desire to stop gambling even though it can be very hard to stop playing. Usually gambling problem causes harm to the gambler or to other people.
If you feel that you have a gambling problem, please check this information and the links for help.
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Your First Step To Change (about gambling)
Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is a twelve-step program for people who have a gambling problem. It is modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous, since both programs use a 12-step model.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling. Here is more links to Gamblers Anonymous programs in different countries:
Gamblers Anonymous USA (in English)
Gamblers Anonymous UK (in English)
Gamblers Anonymous Toronto/Canada (in English)
Gamblers Anonymous Ireland (in English)
Gamblers Anonymous Scotland (in English)
Gamblers Anonymous in Finland (in Finnish)
Gambling Help in Finland – Peluuri (in Finnish)