Responsible Gambling

Enjoying a gamble is a time-honoured tradition in India. Whether it is playing traditional games like Passa, Paplu and Andar Bahar or indulging in some Matka gambling, it is vital to ensure you play responsibly to maintain your enjoyment. Unfortunately for some, gambling can start to be a problem, negatively affecting you or your family. This guide is to assist you in maintaining your gaming experience as a fun and pleasurable time.

Maintain Your Online Safety

Gambling addiction is a worldwide phenomenon and players need to be aware of the risks involved in gambling with real money. They also need to know there are steps you can take to avoid any adverse effects. Consider using these options:

Choosing an online casino 

  • Play at licensed casinos – UKCG, MGA, KGC, AGCC or Curacao.
  • Check out the reputation of any casino where you are considering playing, especially for safety and reliability.
  • Check the casino is regulated for fair gaming. Does it have the eCOGRA seal of approval or similar?

Playing at an online casino 

  • Set an affordable budget and keep to it.
  • Do not play with more than you can afford to lose.
  • Opt-out of attractive promotional offers sent by email or text.
  • Set yourself limits about your playing time and amounts wagered.
  • Avoid mobile apps if you recognise you are inclined towards addiction.
  • Be aware of your actions and opt for a time-out or self-exclusion if your gaming becomes problematic.

Gambling Responsibly – What To Do

The bottom line is the responsibility to keep gambling fun and not let it affect you or your family is on you. With modern technology, especially our favourite apparatus the mobile phone, Indian players have access to a plethora of international online casinos. All this freedom and fun to gamble comes with responsibilities for the player. It is essential that you choose a budget that is within your means and that you can stick to. 

Check you are gambling safely; keep an eye on your behaviour, both physical and psychological, as certain changes can indicate a change in your gambling habits.

Look out for these signs, which are often more noticeable when not playing or gambling.

  • Irritation or agitation
  • Restlessness or anxiety
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Mood swings and feeling stressed
  • Impulsive behaviour
  • Weakened immune system 
  • Headaches and palpitations
  • Stomach ache or muscle pain

At onlinecasinoguide.in we are committed to encouraging safe gambling practices. We want to raise awareness and promote safe gambling to ensure the experience remains a fun, enjoyable pastime. If the fun stops, then so should you – take a break or self exclude.

Gambling addiction is a recognised problem, and several associations can help if you feel you are experiencing the self-destructive behaviour of an addiction problem. Unfortunately, not many are actually Indian based, but they will provide information and help regarding responsible gaming and what therapy is available.

Helpful Links & Information For Gambling Addiction

BeGambleAware

www.begambleaware.org

GameCare

www.gamcare.org.uk 

Gambling Therapy

www.gamblingtherapy.org

Gamblers Anonymous 

www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Gamblers Anonymous is a global organisation that can be contacted online. In India you can also contact or visit one of the venues listed below;

Gamblers Anonymous helpline: 8826904945 

Monday
Sanjeevi G.A
7:30 – 9:00 PM
Saraswati Vidyalaya
Opp: Kanhoji Jedhe (Bhaagshala) Maidan,
Dombivli (West)

Friday
Dehli G.A. – “New Life Group”
7:00 – 8:00 PM
St Thomas Church
Sector-2, Rama Krishna Puram (R K Puram)
Delhi
email: newlifegroup@yahoo.in

Saturday
Chaitanya G.A.
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Municipal School #6
Dr Ambedkar Chowk
Near Bhanushali Hospital
Thane (West) 400601

Sunday
New Leaf G.A.
11:00AM -1:00PM
Holy Cross Church
South Boag Road
Nagar
Madras

Final Thoughts

Gambling addiction is not a single person’s problem; it has a significant impact on friends, partners, children, and the whole family! It also affects the workplace and socio-economic factors. It can be an insidious problem that may grab hold before you are even aware. To keep your gaming enjoyable and fun, take onboard the above cautions and monitor yourself closely. Seeking help early is a positive step in controlling any potentially self-destructive behaviour.