Responsible gaming in online casino
While playing in online casinos you need to always remember about few important rules. One of them is responsible gaming. Responsible gaming will protect you from spending more that you’ve planned and it will allow you to control your budget and activity in the online casino.
Main rules of responsible gaming:
- don’t spend more that you have planned or more than you can afford
- control your winnings/losses in casino
- always check the time to make sure that you are not spending unlimited time on playing
Online casinos provide few built-in features which will help you to control your activity and it will protect you from spending too much.
Main features for responsible gaming:
- deposit limits
- sessions limits
- wagering limits
- loss limits
You can set up monthly, weekly or daily deposit limit. The limit will allow you to deposit a certain amount of money to your casino account, if you will reach the limit you will not be able to deposit more money. In order to set up deposit limit, you need to check ‘Responsible Gaming’ section on your player’s account. In some casinos it’s not possible to change it from account settings, in that case, you need to contact support and they will set it up for you.
Please note that some casinos include winnings in your limit – if you will win and make a withdrawal, you will be able to deposit it back – your deposit limit will be increased by the withdrawal amount.
Session limits allow you to limit the time you are spending in the online casino. You can set up your session limit for one hour and then you will be automatically logged out after one hour of playing.
Self-exclusion will limit your access to your casino account. You can self-exclude yourself for 24 hours, 7 days, one month, six months or permanently. During the self-exclusion time, you will not be able to log into your player’s account. Self-excluded accounts usually get open automatically, but in some cases, you will need to contact support and then they will re-open it after 24 hours or 7 days from the moment they have received your request.
Wagering limit will not allow you to play in any casino game after you have reached the limit. If you will set up 100€ daily wagering limit then the game will not accept any further bets above that limit. In that case, you will need to wait until next day/week/month – depends on the limit you have set it up.
When setting up a loss limit you will pick the amount you are willing to lose. If you will set up daily loss limit of 10€, the casino will block further bets after you will lose that amount.
It’s always very important to stay in control while playing in the online casino. If you feel that you can’t control your gameplay we advise you to seek for help in GamCare – UK’s national organisation for gambling problems help.