03/20/13

Keep gambling fun – avoid gambling problems

When asking people about gambling, you will usually get two types of responses – either people like it, or they are opposed to it. Those that are opposed to gambling are often of the opinion that it’s a waste of money and that it is addictive and that it gets people into trouble. Whereas there is some truth in this statement (read more about it here), it’s not exactly right, as most people do manage to keep their gambling in check and use it just as a hobby. On the other hand, some people do indeed end up with a terrible gambling problem and sometimes get completely lost in it, losing everything they own to it – we just have to have a look in the newspapers to read the storys of people that have lost millions on online gambling.

In this post I wanted to go through some general tips that you can use in order to make sure that you are always gambling responsibly when you are in the online casino – and it’s really all about discipline. When we are doing something exciting, the natural response is to do more of that, as you feel good when you do it – and this is really the root of any addiction. This does not apply differently to gambling than to anything else. People get addicted to drugs, cigarettes, chocolate and even computer games for this reason. Usually we define an addiction as the point when you no longer feel that you have the choice to stop.

So, to avoid this, it’s important for us to set up some ground rules when it comes to your gambling habits. It’s a good idea to not gamble without a time plan for example. When you visit an online gambling website, such as Balloon Bingo, make sure to set up a time limit for how long you are allowed to play. If you say that you are only going to play for an hour, don’t let yourself play any longer than that. Naturally, when that hour is over, if things have been going really good and you’ve been winning a lot of money, your natural instinct would tell you to continue playing – after all, it feels good to win. What’s important to understand here, is that within time, ever casino game will make you lose your money. No one is lucky enough to constantly win against a casino game, so you better take your profit and cash out before it’s to late!

The next rule to set up has to do with your economy. Considering the statement I wrote up above, it goes without saying that you should never gamble for money you cannot afford to lose, but you already knew that. This however, should not mean that you should feel free to gamble for every penny that you actually can afford to lose! Always set a limit on how much you are willing to lose in one single session. This amount should be small enough so that it doesn’t matter if you lose it all. If you manage to win then it’s a bonus, but you should always expect that you might lose the whole sum during the session you play.