Responsible Gambling

At The Hockey Betting Podcast, we take responsible gambling seriously and encourage everyone to know their limits when betting on hockey and to keep betting on the game a fun and enjoyable experience.

What is Responsible Gambling?

Responsible gambling can refer to both players and gambling organizations, but for the most part it applies to players. Anyone who gambles should be aware of the dangers of gambling addiction and they should play responsibly. Gaming organizations should be offering fair games in a safe environment and they should be aware of potential problems.

Gambling can be fun, but if does to excess it can also be addictive. With any type of addition there are problems and is proactive in helping anyone who has a gambling problem.

Here are some general guidelines that can help make your gambling safer and more enjoyable:

– Only gamble with money that you can afford to lose.

– Set a gambling bankroll.

– Set a time limit.

– Don’t chase losses.

– Don’t gamble when you are depressed or angry.

– Treat gambling as a hobby and not a lifestyle.

Remember to only gamble with money that you can afford to lose and that means setting a separate bankroll aside to be used only for gambling. It also helps to set a time limit for just how long you are going to gamble and stick to it. Successful gamblers don’t chase losses because they know that leads to ruin. Responsible gamblers also keep a clear head and don’t drink and gamble and they don’t gamble when depressed or angry. Treating gambling as a hobby is a great way to keep gambling from getting out of control.

Gambling addictions are not always easy to see, especially by the individuals. There are warning signs that can point to a possible gambling addiction.

Here are some of those signs:

– Betting more money to chase losses.

– Lying about gambling.

– Spending more time gambling than with work or family.

– Neglecting work and family responsibilities.

– Trying to control your gambling with no success.

– Borrowing money to gamble.

– Selling property for gambling money.

A gambling addiction is very similar to a drug or alcohol addiction. Compulsive gamblers are just like drug addicts in that they need more action to feed their habit. If you see yourself in any of the above examples, be sure to get help.

You may think it is already too late for you and that you are too deep in the hole to ever get out. That is simply not true. You can make it back and have your life again. You just need to ask for help. Find someone to help you and get you started in the right direction.

Do you have a problem with gambling? Any type of gambling can get out of control whether it is sports betting, casino games, poker, horse betting, etc.

The Responsible Gambling Council Can Help You

The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is an independent non-profit organization working to help people of all ages from youth and young adults to adults and older adults with gambling problems. The RBC is dedicated to problem gambling prevention and The RBC also helps new Canadians and those from the aboriginal community. The RBC has people with experience in dealing with gambling problems and people who are professional in their field.

The RBC website is where you can find more information.

Gamblers Anonymous Can Help You

You can find a Gamblers Anonymous meeting in Canada. Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who work together to solve their problems. They share experiences, setbacks, victories and they help one another to recover from a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is that the person has a true desire to stop gambling. There are no dues or fees for Gamblers Anonymous membership. Gamblers Anonymous has a program similar to Alcoholics Anonymous with a 12 step recovery program. There are Gamblers Anonymous groups all over the world so if you need help, make the call today.

There are similar gambling addiction support groups in almost every big city, and many countries offer gambling addiction help. Keep in mind that the best groups are free. Make sure not to pay any money to organizations that are supposed to be helping you. Gambling hotlines are confidential and many of them are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.