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A Proactive Responsible Gambling Strategy

A Proactive Responsible Gambling Strategy

What comes to your mind whenever the word gambling is mentioned? Is it a setting where some people win loads of money while others lose in equal measures? You may be among such people who are limited to such an understanding. How do casinos work? You may also be asking yourself that query.

Gambling encompasses the preparation that goes into this process, the different players (business owners, policymakers, and gamblers), and legislation in place. We linked up with an expert, Jacek Michałski, who shared some crucial facts about Polish online gambling, what responsible gambling is, and the different players’ roles in the industry. The following are some of the key lessons that we learned from him.

Responsible Gambling Explained

There are different approaches that one can use to define responsible gambling. However, all these definitions boil down to a set of guidelines that ensure that gamblers do not let emotions drive them during gambling. Some of the pointers that a gambler is being responsible during gambling include:

  • Gamblers spend what they can afford to lose.
  • Such gamblers realize that gambling is not the answer to any problem.
  • Players set limits on money and time to spend while gambling.
  • Gamblers should not let their gambling activities interfere with personal relationships.
  • Gamblers do not allow emotions to override their thoughts.

Different players in a country like Poland must thus come together and create an environment that promotes responsible gambling. These players include gamblers, gambling platforms, software providers, and regulators.

What Is the Role of Gamblers?

Gambling is addictive. Those without a gambling strategy may end up losing everything under their name to gambling. Cases of depressed souls and suicide are very common in the gambling world. Thus, the gambler must set limits on time and money to spend in a casino, as we have already highlighted. Involving themselves in other hobbies can help reduce addiction to gambling. Gamblers with addiction can also seek help from experts and support groups and get out of the mess.

What Is the Role of Gambling Platforms?

The modern world has made it easy to find gambling platforms at the click of a button. A simple Google search with the keywords “online casino” will bring up thousands of sites to choose from. However, these sites must develop a responsible gambling strategy to ensure that users are safe and do not take the self-destruction route. Poland is one of the countries that has gambling platforms that promote responsible gambling. Sites like have responsible gambling statements that guide users in the right direction.

What Is the Role of Software Providers

There are two types of software providers that you are likely to find in an online casino; those who offer genuine software and copycats. You are setting yourself up for trouble if you opt for the latter. Casinos that use fake software may not even be regulated. The former have measures in place to ensure that players will bet responsibly. For instance, some applications allow the players to set limits such as the amount of money or time they can spend in an online casino in a day. The system will sign out and lock the player out automatically after the day’s limit has been reached.

What Is the Role of the Regulators?

The government is tasked with the duty of ensuring that its citizens are safe. However, gambling may lead to high levels of depression, strained relationships, and even suicide cases. The gambling sector contributes to economic growth as it pays taxes to the government. However, the government should ensure that it puts in place rules that promote good gambling habits. For instance, Poland has set the legal gambling age to be 18 years. However, you will also find some countries that have set the age at 21 years. The regulators must also ensure that sites seeking a license have met certain requirements.

Ensuring that different players are accountable for their actions is a topic that will always attract mixed reactions in the online gambling space. It is a space where the blame game has become the order of the day whenever something goes wrong. However, you can now tell what is expected from every player to develop a gambling policy.

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by Brian Perry // Brian Perry is a contributor to Businessing Magazine.

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