Recognise a Problem
Although the vast majority of our customers are able to gamble in a responsible and risk-free manner, gambling can have a negative impact on a select few individuals, which may lead to issues in one’s personal life, social life, financial life, or even one’s physical health.
Real Play Sites will do everything in its power to assist customers in maintaining self-control by providing the resources and guidance necessary to do so, but we cannot be held fully accountable for the actions of our customers. When it comes to an individual’s gambling habits and the restrictions they place on their account, there will always be a degree of individual accountability and personal responsibility involved.
A regular self-assessment is a good way to look back at your gambling habits; it can help you identify and recognize behaviors that could put you at risk of developing a problem. Looking back at your gambling habits is a good way to determine whether or not you have a gambling problem. For this purpose, we recommend that customers in the United States of America use the self-assessment tool that was developed by GamCare, and for customers in Ireland, Dunlewey (amongst others) can also assist in this endeavor.
Help and support should be provided.
We will provide you with information regarding how gambling may be affecting your life, as well as recommendations regarding where you can find additional support.
If you are concerned that gambling may be having a negative impact on either your life or the life of a friend, then you should ask yourself the following questions:
1) Have you ever received feedback from other people about your gambling?
2) Have you ever lied in order to cover up the amount of time or money that you have spent gambling?
3) Does engaging in conflict, experiencing frustration, or being let down by others make you want to gamble?
4) Do you often gamble by yourself for extended periods of time?
5) When you gamble, do you take time off from your job or from school?
6) Do you gamble as a means of relieving the monotony or unhappiness of your life?
7) Do you find it difficult to spend your “gambling money” on anything other than gambling?
8) As a result of gambling, have you become less interested in spending time with your family and friends?
9) When you experience a loss, do you feel the need to make up for it as quickly as possible?
10) If you run out of money while gambling, do you feel hopeless and lost, and do you feel an overwhelming urge to gamble as soon as you possibly can?
11) Do you gamble until your last penny is gone?
12) In order to gamble or pay off gambling debts, have you ever lied, stolen, or borrowed money specifically for that purpose?
13) As a result of your gambling, do you ever feel hopeless or like ending your life?
The more questions you answer “yes” to in this survey, the greater the likelihood that you have a problem with gambling. If you responded “yes” to any of these questions, we strongly suggest that you discuss your responses with a trusted friend or family member.
Our staff receives training to raise awareness of problematic gambling behaviors and issues, and we are always available to offer free assistance and support. You can contact our customer care team if you have any questions, queries or concerns. We will maintain strict confidentiality regarding any and all of our communications with you.
You could also talk to someone at a support service for gambling problems. Additionally, we suggest that you give some thought to the idea of self-exclusion.
Our dedication to the promotion of responsible gambling.
Age USA is dedicated to ensuring that information regarding how to gamble responsibly and how to access information and help regarding problem gambling is readily available to anyone who may require it. Age USA’s many different services, including information and advice, research and education, and local activities, all benefit from the money raised by the Age USA Weekly Lottery, which is used to support those services.
Maintaining some measure of command over your gambling
Gambling in moderation is acceptable, as is gambling overall, but if you want to keep your gambling under control, you might find it helpful to consider the following strategies:
1) Keeping in mind that you are only participating for recreational purposes and not as a means of making financial investments
2) Before you begin playing, establish concrete boundaries regarding the amount of time and money you are willing to invest.
3) Leaving while you’re ahead and not looking back
4) Only gamble with money that you can afford to lose. This is the fourth and final rule.
5) Refrain from placing additional wagers in the casino in the vain expectation that you will be able to win back any money that you have previously lost.
6) Maintaining other interests and hobbies in addition to gambling, and avoiding allowing gambling to take over your life.
7) Avoid gambling as a means of relieving stress or monotony in your life.
Acquaintances and Relatives
We are aware that problem gambling has repercussions not only for the gambler themselves, but also for their friends and family, and that most people who develop a gambling problem are unaware that they have one.
If you are worried that a friend or member of your family has developed a problem with gambling, the following are some of the possible warning signs that you should look out for:
1) Spending that is out of control.
2) Devoting a sizeable portion of one’s time to various forms of gambling.
3) Keeping their gambling habits a secret or lying about them when asked about them
4) Gambling with money that was stolen or borrowed in order to do so.
5) Their gambling is having an adverse effect on their relationships and leading to arguments.
6) Isolation from social interactions, including those with family and friends.
7) A decline in interest in previously enjoyed pastimes or activities.
8) Ignoring one’s work or one’s studies.
We strongly suggest that you encourage the individual in question to get in touch with Real Play Sites so that they can discuss their behavior and get assistance.
You are free to discuss this matter directly with a member of our customer service team if you so choose. In addition, there are gambling support services available to people who are looking for assistance for issues related to gambling.