Problematic gambling behaviour can lead to financial ruin and broken families, among other problems, which is why leading bingo, slot, and gambling sites like Health Games have reaffirmed their commitment to encouraging responsible gambling in 2020. Want to make sure your gaming behaviour stays healthy and safe? We’ve got a few tips to help you play responsibly.
Bet With Your Head, Not Above It
The secret to responsible gambling is to keep a level head. Always stay aware of how much you have bet, how much you have won, and how long you’ve been playing. Make smart choices about when and how much to bet, and never wager more than you can afford to lose.
Know Your Limit and Play Within It
It’s important to know your limits within gaming. Set yourself a budget and/or a time limit when you game, and stick to it. Likewise, don’t agree to any “high stakes” games that you aren’t comfortable with, or don’t allow yourself to be pressured into playing games you don’t fully understand.
If It’s No Longer Fun, Walk Away
Gambling is supposed to be fun. Different people find enjoyment in different aspects: the social experience of the bingo hall, the lights and sound of a slot machine, the strategy of a game of poker. Whatever your reason for gambling, don’t lose sight of that. If you find yourself frustrated with losses, or the behaviour of other players, it’s time to walk away and try again another day.
Have Fun, But Play it Safe
For some players, part of the fun is the risk. Make sure that you never let the rush of taking a risk make you do something that you’ll regret later. Always play on safe, responsible gambling sites and make sure you’re using a secure password and otherwise taking efforts to protect your sensitive data.
Gamble For Fun, Not to Win
Speaking of fun, that should always be your main focus when playing. A win is nice, but it should not be your end goal. If you find yourself too focused on the win, it may be time to take a break.
Winners Know When to Stop
Above all, it’s important to know when to stop playing. It can be too easy to lose track of time and keep playing when you are either excited from winning, or trying to make up for a loss. If you have trouble knowing when it is time to stop playing, if hours pass without you realising it, you may have a problem.
Please Play Responsibly
At Health Games, we want you to have a fun and healthy relationship with gambling. We want you to enjoy online bingo and instant win games. We don’t want you to feel overwhelmed, or hopeless about your gaming behaviour.
If you are concerned about your gambling habits, help is available via GamStop, GamCare, and BeGambleAware, among other sources. Likewise, if you are worried about a friend or family member, you can direct them to supportive resources. You will receive genuine help from people who care.
We are dedicated to responsible gaming, and we hope you are, too.