Responsible Gambling is a construct within the casino industry that relies on social responsibility initiatives to promote awareness of the harms associated with gambling, such as gambling addiction.
Risk of gambling addiction.
The strict Dutch gambling law is there for a reason. Entering an (online) casino or participating in a lottery has certain short term and long term risks. You could get addicted or lose a lot of money. According to an article in the newspaper NRC there are at least 80.000 Dutch people with a gambling addiction! Especially short games of chance are addictive. Gamblers get several chances per minute to win. How more chances there are, how more addictive a game of chance is. So table games such as Roulette and Poker or slot machines are dangerous for people who get easily addicted. They can be better participate in a lottery if they want to gamble. A lottery is usually less addictive because a draw only takes place weekly or once a month.
If someone is addicted to gambling, he or she doesn’t act reasonable anymore. Because of financial problems he or she gambles way too long. Often this leads to even more losses. It becomes a vicious circle: borrowing money to win back the lost money leads to more losses and huge financial problems. Some of these people try to stop gambling. It leads to terrible withdrawal symptoms, such as sleeping disorders, stomach complaints, headache and depressions.
A person with a gambling addiction usually gambles for many hours. This affects all parts of life, because there is no time for family and friends anymore. The gambler eventually prefers the casino above social events and this could lead to misunderstandings with other people. Family and friends simply don’t understand why gambling is so important. They feel neglected and try to argument with the gambler, usually to no advance. The situation even becomes worse when the gambler also doesn’t pay attention to his or her work/study anymore. All the time needs to be spend at the casino, so the gambler is absent or doesn’t deliver anymore. Sometimes the situation leads to a dismissal, which only increases the financial and social problems of the gambling addict.
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Do you participate in Dutch gaming? Check out the suggestions below to keep track of your budget and your gaming habits.
You normally want to win a nice prize when you play, but the truth is that you should consider losses as a possibility. Therefore, you should never gamble with money you should have already spent on other things, such as shopping or paying your rent. Think about the maximum amount you want to spend and only play with money you can actually lose.
Our games are so exciting that you can just win. This obviously applies even if you use small amounts. The same fun, but with less danger.
Don't try to regain your lost ground.
Nobody likes losing, but it's part of the game. Acknowledge your losses and don't play again with the intention of winning back your lost money.
Playing together is more fun than playing alone. You can talk about what you would do if you win, but you can also observe each other. Note: If you receive a substantial prize, you cannot just take it.
It might be useful to temporarily stop playing and focus on other important aspects of your life, such as family, friends or hobbies. If you still believe in gambling, this is a sign that you may have a problem.
Have you decided to take a break and are looking for something to do yourself? Then you have several options. If you play online games, you can have your account cleared through our customer service team. There is also software that can be installed on your smartphone, tablet or computer that completely prohibits gambling.