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Responsible Gambling and Gambling Addiction

October 11, 2019 0 A gambler's life

Responsive Gambling

Gambling should be a leisure activity, practiced for fun and entertainment, however, just as most people lose when they play the lottery, the same is true for activities like online casino games or bets. That’s is why it is very important to understand that gambling can have serious risks, and one of these risks is gambling addiction.

The most respected bookmakers and the best betting agents will offer tools and information to help you stay in control and gamble responsibly. However, it is still important to know how to spot problem gambling and what you can do to avoid falling into this slippery slope.

What is Gambling Addiction

Gambling addiction, also known as compulsive gambling, pathological gambling, or gambling disorder, is an impulse-control disorder. When you suffer from a gambling disorder, you can’t control your desire to gamble, even if it has negative consequences on your life.

Everyone who develops gambling addiction believes it’s just a matter of time until they hit the jackpot. They gamble to a point where their relationships, health, and finances suffer. People who suffer from this affliction will gamble whether they are up to or down, and keep gambling regardless of the consequences.

That’s why it is so important to make gambling safer, and why you, your friends, and family should know how to protect yourselves when it comes to problem gambling.

Tips to Help You Gamble Responsibly:

Don’t think of gambling as a way to make money:

Gambling establishments like casinos and bookmakers are businesses that need to make more money than they payout. You have to accept that over time, you will probably lose more money than you win.

Only gamble with money that you can afford to lose:

Gamble only with the money that you have set aside for fun. Never use money that you need for important things like rent, bills, tuition, etc.

Never chase losses:

When you lose money, never try to get it back by going over your limit on a large bet. This normally will only lead to even bigger losses for you.

Set yourself monetary a limit:

Decide how much money you can afford to lose before you start to play. Set yourself a limit and stick to it, when you lose that amount, quit.

Set Yourself a time limit:

Decide how much time you can spend gambling and when you reach that time limit, stop gambling. Use an alarm or app on your cellphone to measure your time

Do not gamble when you are upset or feeling depressed:

It is hard to make good decisions when you are feeling down. Wait until you are feeling better to play, even if the thrill makes you feel better.

Balance gambling with other activities in your life:

It’s important to other hobbies and enjoy other activities so that gambling doesn’t too much space in your life. Remember gambling should be a leisure activity, enjoy it in moderation.

Gambling and alcohol are a very bad combination:

Gambling under the influence of alcohol is sadly very common, and it normally leads people to make bad decisions that they regret later.

Ultimately, there is no magical solution for this issue in the world of gambling, responsible gambling needs to be a joint effort between all involved, choosing to play at a respected casino, bookmaker, or choosing to open an account with a trustworthy betting agent surely helps, but only discipline and responsibility from the part of the player can truly make responsible gambling happens.

Yesterday evening I had a big surprise!!!!

February 22, 2013 0 A gambler's life
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As I’m a big fan of AFC Ajax, three days ago I’ve decided to go and watch live the UEFA Europe League game,Steaua BucharestAFC Ajax, in the round of 32.

All said and done. I went online and bought airplane and game tickets, made hotel reservation in Bucharest, and also decided not to wager on this game, so I would be able to enjoy the match for it’s beauty, not for the fact that the outcome of this game would bring me money.

Wednesday 20-february-2013, 10:30 A.M. I land in Bucharest for the second time, I’ve already been in Bucharest once for the UEFA Europe League Final in 2012, game that was won by Athletico Madrid and was played on Steaua’s home stadium, National Arena. The night before the game, nothing special happens, meeting with some fellow Ajax fans, took a tour or the bars, and went to sleep.

Next day when I got to the National Arena Stadium in Bucharest, I was ammazed by the athmosphere created by the romanian Steaua fans. Even if in the first leg of the UEFA Europe League round, Steaua Bucharest lost by 2 goals to AFC Ajax, not being able to score any goals, the fans where enthusiastic.

When the match began I realized why where the fans so enthusiastic, Steaua Bucharest was playing a totally different football from what we all saw last week on Amsterdam Arena.

Steaua managed to open the score in the 38th minute, with a magnificent goal scored by romanian player Jasmin Latovlevici, and were able to increase their lead and take the game into overtime, in the 76th minute of the game thaks to a shoot taken by the romanian player Vlad Chiriches.

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After the romanian asault that lasted 90 minutes, the match went into overtime, and to another 30 minutes of war on the football pitch. Even if both teams tried to score the winning goal, neither of them could manage to do it, so the game went into the penalty phase, and as a great surprise Steaua Bucharest wins the game, qualifies in the next round and manages to send AFC Ajax back home as losers.

Even if Ajax was eliminate I’m really glad that I didn’t wager any money on this match.