Responsible gaming tips for having fun in a healthy way!
A responsible gaming information page
Any of you who have frequented land and virtual gambling houses or slot 🎰 rooms will certainly have heard of the problems associated with gambling addiction. In this page I will offer you a cross-section as objective and lucid as possible on the actual incidence of discomfort that can be attributed directly to gambling. The main intent of this text is also and above all another: to promote responsible gaming once again and allow you to understand if your gaming activity on casino platforms is healthy and free from problematic aspects.
In the next paragraphs I’ll show you how you can self-assess your gaming activity and understand if it has become a real obsession that affects your working, emotional and social life. As widely demonstrated by the major Canadian 🇨🇦 and international organizations that deal with promoting responsible gaming and fighting any form of ludopathy, self-assessment tools are among the most reliable in order to detect an addiction. In any case, there is nothing to fear: statistics have shown that only 1% of the national population has a problem ❌ with gambling and that a good part of them, with the right precautionary measures, has managed to defeat their addiction permanently.
How to Prevent Gambling Addiction
In this paragraph I will briefly discuss the most obvious symptoms that can act as a wake-up call to identify a discomfort related to gambling, and then I will offer some suggestions to remedy these problems and try to solve them in a concrete and definitive way. First of all, let’s start from the basics: how can we understand if we are subject to ludopathy? What are the unmistakable signs of a problem with the game? Let’s start with the description of the discomfort, defining ludopathy as the inability to manage their own resources of time and money 💵, which are both spent on gambling with consequent deterioration of working life, sentimental, economic and social. Those affected by ludopathy also develop over time obvious psychological symptoms such as anxiety and depression and social disorders such as isolation and excessive use of lies. The lack of concentration in any activity other than gambling is considered as a further strong signal that something is wrong. In the following paragraphs we will understand in detail how to detect these symptoms and how to behave in case of their actual identification.
Regular control of finances
One of the tools you can use to understand if you are actually addicted to gambling is the regular control 🔒 of your bankroll. In a nutshell, this means that in each gaming session the player defines a maximum amount to bet beyond which he will stop his activity on the platform avoiding impulsive attitudes. In case you are not able to manage your finances 👛 in this way, the problem may be at the door. But it must be said that this, besides being a reliable tool of self-assessment, can also be used to solve the problem. A constant rationalization of one’s finances will certainly accustom the player to a more logical and less instinctive behavior and gradual healing.
The advantages of such a management of one’s economic assets, besides being positive for the finances of each player, can prove to be very profitable also for the emotions linked to the game: gambling in order to be appreciated must absolutely adhere to these basic principles. I remember here once again (because it never hurts) that betting on a casino must always be a pleasant experience, certainly fluctuating with regard to the outcomes, but that must provide us with positive 🙂 feelings of adrenaline linked to risk and never compromise our lives in a general sense. If you allow me a reflection of personal nature, I think that anything can be harmful if used badly and that, on the contrary, any type of experience, if faced with a spirit of maturity (but without renouncing to that right dose of unscrupulousness) can not do anything but enrich our lives. in the event that this does not occur, and you realize you are not able to manage your own recreational activity, it is always good to take immediate action.
The self-limitation tool
If you are not able to regulate your gaming activity yourself or if your attempts to do so have never been successful, don’t worry. The Canadian body for the protection of responsible gaming: ADM.
The Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies with its 2,400 employees distributed in five different central directorates, is responsible for regulating the sector of the Canadian game, through the control of the guidelines to which each dealer and operator in the Canadian territory is subject by law. The purpose is to combat illegal gaming and the promotion of responsible gaming 🎲 activities regulated by national regulations. In addition to tracing the guidelines that each bookmaker is required to comply with to develop their business in an absolutely legal, this body, assisted by the Guardia di Finanza, State Police, SIAE and Carabinieri, acts so as to ensure the state its revenue, avoiding any phenomenon of tax evasion.
The activity of the Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies starts from the assumption that the game is an instrument of social integration that can promote communication and interchange between individuals. For this reason, starting from this high consideration attributed to the gaming experience, this national body moves in such a way as to guarantee to all users a pleasant and simple fruition of the games developed by the national concessionaires. The need to establish a business environment in accordance with the law, has led the AAMS, which for some years now has actually taken the name of guidelines for all national operators. These guidelines, which can be consulted directly from the website, help to provide bookmakers with the information they need to apply for certification ✅ and allow them to learn about the regulatory criteria they need to follow to operate legally in the country. To this regulatory role by the body, follows the subsequent verification of the actual compliance with the standards of all those operators who have applied for and obtained the national license.
Programs and associations against ludopathy
In addition to the Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies, are present in the Canadian territory several institutions to combat pathological gaming and promotion of legal and responsible gaming. Sometimes the same operators have developed programs at national level in order to warn the players 🧔 present in Canada from possible problems related to compulsive gambling. In the following paragraphs, we will consider the main ones, summarizing the most important aspects.
Play the Right Way and Play Without Overdoing It
One of the programs related to responsible gaming in our territory has been created by a purely Canadian bookmaker that operates exclusively within our national borders: we are talking about Sisal and its program “Gioca il Giusto”. Through the development of a manifesto, this dealer is the spokesman and promoter of a conscious and balanced gaming activity, based primarily on fun and the total ban on the same to minors under 18 years 🔞. This program is totally in line with the international directives dictated by the “European Responsible Standars” promoted by the European Lotteries and focuses its attention on sociological research activities related to gaming, risk analysis in the future of games, prevention of ludopathy, assistance and support for any problem gambler.
Like Sisal, Lottomatica has also developed a similar program to protect the interests and health of the player. We are also talking in this case of a historic Canadian bookmaker, long present on our territory and to date still active exclusively in Canada. Lottomatica’s program of contrast to ludopathy is called “Gioca senza Esagerare” (Play without exaggerating) and has been developed in collaboration with the Customs and Monopolies Agency with the main purpose of regulating the entertainment of players on its gaming platform and in general to educate the Canadian public to a serene and disciplined gaming activity, in accordance with all the guidelines of the international body “Global Gambling Guidance Group” (G4).
Players Anonymous: the association
We have seen in the previous paragraphs that the protection of the player in our territory is guaranteed by institutional bodies and programs sponsored by legal operators. In addition to all this, there are private organizations such as “Giocatori Anonimi Canada”, actually composed by problem gamblers themselves and with the declared purpose of putting together their own subjective experiences in order to solve the problem of compulsive gambling. The association has numerous offices throughout the country and allows problem gamblers themselves to meet weekly in an anonymous way.
The need to manage the game in a balanced way
At the end of this page related to the delicate theme of responsible gaming and protection of minors, I cannot but underline once again the importance for every player 🧔 of a healthy and balanced management of his activity. For this reason I always suggest to all my readers to read as much as possible about the prevention of compulsive gaming, before dedicating themselves to the real ludic activity. A thorough knowledge of the subject, will allow players to identify in advance the warning signs that may signal the beginning of compulsive gambling. In the same way, an educated player will be able to adopt the right remedies to fight and defeat it before its actual occurrence.