We Commit To Responsible Online Gambling

Gambling in all of its types is regulated activity and it should be a fun and entertaining process. We would like to ensure that gambling is carried out in a safe and responsible way.

The safe environment is one of the biggest challenges nowadays following the massive invasion of online sportsbook and casinos. The generous bonuses, promotions, and endless selections of games switch around, can sometimes make the players endangered from gambling addiction.

The next lines will highlighting the most common problems and questions, which each of us must ask ourselves, as soon as he/she feel that things are beyond typical fun. In addition, below, you can find ways and places to find help and support if you lose control of your gambling activities.

Only +18 Years to Play Online

Nowadays, it is essential to keep children away from any gambling habits. That's why playing before you were 18 years old is completely forbidden. Every online sportsbook, casino, or website where betting and gambling activities are allowed must require Age verification as well as KYC procedure.

The KYC check (Know Your Customer) defines as ''the mandatory process of identifying and verifying the identity of the client when opening an account and periodically over time. In other words, the gambling companies must make sure that their clients are genuinely who they claim to be, 18+, and they do not use someone else's identity.''

In the United States the age restrictions for gambling are even more strict than in Europe for example. To be able to gamble legally in the US a person needs to be over 21 years old. You cannot even enter a casino, website or a land based, until you reach the necessary age.)

Please, if you have not turned 18 (or 21 in the USA), stay away from gambling, you should not play!

In addition, if you notice that some bookmaker allows persons under 18 to gamble, let the Gambling authorities know, they will penalize those who break this vital rule.

Gambling Problems

Do you know what exactly a gambling problem is? This question is tough one to be answered, and not many people even ask it from themselves. Generally, everything is about control, and when players lose control of their betting activities, it is a red flag for further problems. In the end, the desire to gamble more takes over which leads to larger deposits and the losses start to pile up in a negative manner that effects the punters financial situation as whole. Gambling problems are often discovered in the losses when the player becomes angry and chases his losing bets with new ones immediately. If this is something that affects everyday life and people around you, the gambling has gone far too far, and action needs to be taken instantly.

Can you identify whether you or friend/family member have a gambling addiction?

Yes, you can recognize whether your gambling is more than just fun, with the following questions:

• Do you think about betting all the time?

• Do you spend long hours on gambling websites?

• Have you skipped work or important meetings in order to bet?

• Have you borrowed money for betting?

• Do you have a budget for your gambling, if yes, do you exceed it often?

• Did you fail to pay your bills, and spend the money on betting?

• Do you have a need to win back the money that you lost?

• Do you feel a strong need to play more?

• Are you persuading yourself that you will soon win?

• Can you never leave your game with a loss?

• Are you lying to your family or friends about playing?

• Do you have any changes in your personality?

It is difficult to recognize whether the gambling problems are above the normal, but at least you can try with the above questions. Furthermore, you can use the same questions to determine whether someone from your groups of friends or family are having issues with their betting/gambling activities. It is hard to accept that someone that you love has a gambling problem, but recognizing and admitting the problems, will help them to avoid any further harms.

Problem Gambling Support

Nowadays, responsible gambling is one of the most important elements in the betting world. Many organizations are able to help those who need support, advice, or information about avoiding gambling problems. These groups are made with dedicated professionals who can help gamblers to beat the difficulties.

Begambleaware - One of the most popular platforms in the UK. The website provides information that will help players to make informed decisions and avoid any gambling habits.

• Website - www.begambleaware.org

• 24/7 Freephone - 0808 8020 133

• Live Chat - Yes

Gamcare - GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms.

• Website - www.gamcare.org.uk

• Freephone - 0808 8020 133

Gambling Therapy - This is a safe platform where gamblers chat with professionals, participate in groups, and receive email support.

• Website - www.gamblingtherapy.org

• In-site Live chat

• In-site email

Gambling Addiction Help Worldwide

• UK - BeGambleAware - 0808 8020 133

• USA - The National Council on Problem Gambling

• USA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

• Argentina - Juego Responsable - 0800-333-0333, WhatsApp 011-1524416058

• België - VAD - 02 423 03 33

• Brasil - Jogadores Anônimos - (11) 3229-1023

• Canada - ProblemGambling - 1-866-531-2600

• Chile - Psicólogos Ludopatía Chile - 9 222 3860

• Deutschland - Spielen mit Verantwortung: Glücksspielsucht - 0800-1 37 27 00

• España - FEJAR - 900 200 225

• France - IFAC - + 33 (0)2 40 84 76 20

• Italia - TVNGA - 800 55 88 22

• Nederland - AGOG - 0900-2177721 (€ 0.10 per minute)

• Norge - Hjelpelinjen - 800 800 40

• Österreich - Spielsuchthilfe - (1) 544 13 57

• Portugal - Jogo Responsável - 213 950 911 (SICAD - Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências)

• Schweiz - Sucht Schweiz - 021 321 29 11

• Sverige - Stödlinjen - 020-819 100 (09:00 to 21:00)

Resposnible Gambling Tools

The online bookmakers and casinos are also involved in the process of avoiding any gambling problems for their customers. That's why many of them applied already a set of gambling tools that help the players to say stop at the right moment.

Deposit Limits - This tool helps the customers to avoid spending more than they can afford. Once applied, the deposit limitation won't allow you to make any further deposits if you reach the limit amount. You can apply daily, weekly, and monthly limitation.

Wagering Limit - Using this limit beforehand will help you to bypass any high wagers driven by moment emotion or loss.

Self-Exclusion - The bookmakers allows the players to break the gambling addiction by self-exclusion for a certain period, also known as deactivating the account. During this period, you can't enter your account or place any bets.

Time Alerts - Most of the operators alert you or notify you when you spend more than a few hours on their website. If you notice that alert, please take a break from gambling.

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Orlin has spent his entire life close to the football field, meaning more than 30 years, so far. After reaching the required age to enter the world of football betting, he immediately found himself in the middle of the action. With 15 years of experience in football betting, giving advice for all major championships and competitions is what Orlin does best, and with pleasure. Spending hours on stats, current form, and every other aspect from the football fields to form the best betting tips is what you can expect from Orlin. Want to find edges against the bookmakers on football betting? Orlin is the expert you are looking for. Every tip and bet Orlin makes is backed up by solid reasoning and logic. When you are on a one-way road, and out of ideas for what to bet on, then you can always count on Orlin's fresh and profitable suggestions. In your free time you can also upgrade your overall knowledge about football with articles written by Orlin that include history and interesting remarks about football in general. Simply put - if you love football, then you will love Orlin.

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