Online gambling must be done in such a way that players can control its own game at any moment. That is why we welcome you to follow our advice:
- Lucrative games must be considered as an entertainment and should not be used for moneymaking.
- play only the amount of money that you think you can afford. Do not use the money designated for bills and payments.
- keep track of your bets.
- do not chase losses: do not think that increasing your bets can be a good way to recoup yourself from the money you have already lost.
- If you need help, please reduce the monthly amount of bets suggested by the operators so that you can control your expenses.
If you would like to know if you have an addiction to gambling, problem gambling or compulsive gambling, please answer these questions:
- Do you spend time that is for work/school tasks to gamble?
- Do you play to make money and cover other expenses?
- After you lose a game, do you still have the need to go back to play again?
- Do you usually play all money you have at that moment?
- Have you ever loaned, stolen or lied in order for you to gamble?
- Have you ever sold anything to pay for gambling?
- Have you ever lost interest in your family?
- Do you play to get away from personal issues, frustrations and disappointments?
- Do you become an edgy and irritated person when you play for longer periods?
- Do you get depressed thinking that you are already a player?
If the answers for many of these questions are YES, you could be experienced a real problem of addiction to gambling. If this were your case, please do not hesitate to contact the pertinent authorities immediately.
Help for people addicted to gambling
If you think that you really have an addiction to gambling, the number of hours gambling has been increasing, you feel you can't cut down on the number of hours and the amount of money, it is difficult for you to stop gambling and/or you know a person with these problems, please do contact any of the following organizations immediately:
Contact : 0818 99 88 80
Gamblers Anonymous Ireland
Extern Problem Gambling
Contact : 089 241 5401 (call-back service)
Dunlewey Addiction Service
Contact : 02890 392547