Responsible Gambling

Our main goal is for our fellow players to have cloudless relaxation and never get into an unpleasant situation. We consider it important that casino activities remain within reasonable limits, because if this is not done in this way, it can cause serious personal and material damage. In online casinos, you can win very nice sums, but you can also lose them as well. Our team is a committed believer in responsible gambling, which is why below we would like to draw attention to how this hobby can become a harmful passion, and we also provide some useful advice on how to prevent problems and how to ask for help.

Gambling as an entertainment option is almost as old as humanity, as it offers players unparalleled thrills in addition to the possibility of winning money. However, it is easy to lose control and play more and more rounds due to a sudden loss or gain, until you completely lose your sense of time and your relationship with reality. Gaming addiction is a much more common and serious problem than we think. Please keep the following in mind while playing:

  • Only play with real money if you have sufficient funds. You should consider the money you invest in the game as a long-term investment, i.e. you should be able to live a full life even if you do not get this money back for a long time or even lose it permanently.
  • Set a budget in advance and set yourself a maximum amount that you are willing or able to spend on the game. Set yourself daily, weekly or monthly limits and never break the rules you set. Never risk the amount needed to cover your primary needs (housing, food, bills).
  • Don't look at casino gaming as a source of income. It's entertainment that costs money.
  • Setting limits is important not only in terms of money, but also in terms of time. Make sure that gambling does not come at the expense of work, studies and human relationships. Here you can also dictate how much time you can spend playing the game and when. Casino sites already offer built-in tools for self-limitation, you can even lock yourself out of the casino for a certain period of time if you feel like you need a break.
  • The goal of the game should be entertainment and relaxation, not prize hunting. Don't expect to win right away, be patient and try to use common sense, staying within your means.
  • If you are about to lose, do not immediately try to recover the lost amount, exceeding your financial limits. Accept that luck is fickle and you might be luckier next time.

Balance and self-restraint are key to responsible gambling. Remember that casino gaming should be primarily about fun and relaxation, and never let it become a passion that harms your personal life and financial situation. If you ever feel that gaming is becoming a problem in your life, don't hesitate to seek help and support from resources that deal with gaming addiction.

About gambling addiction

According to surveys, tens of thousands of people in Hungary suffer from gaming addiction. This also indicates that it is a problem that needs to be talked about and that all casinos must do a lot to curb these statistics. The fact is that it is very difficult to determine the point at which someone is already considered a gambling addict, as most people tend to deny their problems or present themselves in a better light. Many times the problem remains hidden even from family and friends, as the addict is careful to hide it and is ashamed to ask for help.

One of the hidden psychological causes of addiction may be that a person sees gambling as an escape and turns to this virtual refuge for another problem. The mental processes taking place subconsciously may not even come to the surface, so it is important to always self-examine yourself and act immediately if you notice a problem. At a later, advanced stage, it is much more difficult to resolve the situation and the help of a specialist may be necessary.

Fortunately, nowadays the operation of online casino interfaces is already controlled and regulated by international organizations. In this way, they try to provide adequate protection to the players and help those who are in danger. It is important not to be afraid to ask for help and to talk openly about the problem, because these initial steps to overcoming addiction are essential. Healthy gaming and a responsible attitude are in everyone's interest, from players to casinos and regulatory bodies.

What are the symptoms of gambling addiction?

Gambling addiction is a serious problem with many symptoms. Its main and most striking feature is that the addicted person's attention is solely occupied by the game and nothing else really interests them. In extreme cases, the player may neglect his family or work because of the game, or lose track of time altogether.

One of the main symptoms is the inability to make rational decisions. If there is a loss, the addict immediately tries to compensate for it and spends more and more time and money on the game. As a result, you may also face serious financial problems, as many people are able to devote their entire wealth to their passion.

Another sign of addiction is that the person isolates himself from society, reduces his human relationships, and neglects himself. In the event of unpleasant life situations, he tends to escape into gambling instead of dealing with problems in other ways.

Gambling addiction has the same symptoms as other addictions, such as alcoholism or drug addiction. It is not simply a bad habit, but a serious problem that needs to be addressed.

Quick test: How do you know there is a problem? Review the following questions and answer honestly:

  1. Have you ever missed work or school because of gambling?
  2. Have you ever neglected your social relationships because of gambling?
  3. Did you ever sell something or borrow money to finance the game?
  4. Have you ever played until you lost all your cash?
  5. Have you ever lied to anyone about gambling?
  6. Are you trying to recover your lost money as soon as possible?
  7. Has there ever been a conflict, tension, or argument that made you want to play?
  8. Do you feel depressed, guilty or suicidal because of your passion for gambling?

If you answered yes to most of the questions, then there is a possibility that you are suffering from gaming addiction. In such cases, it is important to take action, for example, take a break, exclude yourself from the game, or ask for help from aid organizations. Remember that moderation is always key and gambling should only be done for fun and responsibly.

What self-limiting devices are there?

Today, more sophisticated casinos offer many tools to help players practice responsible gambling. These tools help players to stick to the set limits and not let the game have a negative impact on their lives. Here are some such tools:

  • Play time control: This option allows you to set the maximum duration of your daily, weekly or monthly playing time. When you reach this time frame, the casino will send you a notification and will not let you play any more during that period.
  • Setting a deposit limit: With this tool, you can determine how much you are willing to deposit into your account. This will prevent you from spending too much money on the game.
  • Loss limit setting: With this option, you can set the amount you want to maximize as a loss. When you reach this value, the casino closes the game so you don't lose any more money.
  • Self-exclusion, account blocking: If you feel that you want a break or longer-term exclusion, then self-exclusion or account blocking may be the right solution. During this period, you will not be able to access the casino or play.

If you play on a casino site where these options are not available, you do not have to waive self-restriction either. You can strictly monitor your playing time and money spending yourself, and you can write down the available limits that you set for yourself. Closing the account is possible on all online casino sites. Self-restraint and responsible play are always the player's responsibility, and the tools available will help you stick to your goals and limits.