Gambling Responsibly

Gambling responsibly holds a different meaning to many; does it mean you should set a limit before you go to a casino? Should you only gamble against friends? Or is it that the experience should be kept fun and exciting without potential financial or emotional trouble?

In fact, the act of gambling responsibly includes several things, such as:

  • Being in control of how much time and money is being spent
  • Seeing gambling as a form of entertainment and fun
  • Betting only what you can afford
  • Knowing and accepting the odds of the individual games
  • Keeping sight of your chances of winning
  • Accepting that spending limits may be less of those around you, including friends
  • Not continuing to play to win back losses

In order to keep gambling fun, you should set yourself some limits. For some casino-visitors, it could be as simple as deciding how much money to spend before you go. Many people can stick to these simple rules, though for others it can be more difficult.

PROBLEM WITH GAMBLING?

We all take risks; gambling is a particular style of risk-taking that can be exciting and fun. For most people who enjoy gambling in a casino, it is an entertaining experience.

The temptation to try your luck or re-experience an early win may be irresistible. Each time you win, you may find that you spend your winnings on more gambling. If you lose, you may desperately continue, hoping that a ‘big win’ is just around the corner. The more you do this, the more absorbed you get in the activity.

For more information on responsible gambling visit Be Gamble Aware. You’ll be able to get help when you need it, stay in control, understand the risks and recognise problems.

Gambling should be a fun, sociable and exciting experience for everyone. At Rainbow Casino our staff are trained to spot signs and respond to problem gambling.

Rainbow Casino is an over-18’s venue and promotes responsible gambling.