There are many users who play online regularly (sports betting, casino, poker...). It is an increasingly popular leisure and entertainment activity that allows us to have a good time and enjoy, as long as we practice responsible gambling.
The responsible gambling it is a concept that implies carrying out any online gaming practice in a fun and safe way, preventing any negative effect that it could have if we do not do things right. Below we will offer you a series of guidelines or basic tips to play responsibly:
- Play for fun and not to earn money.
- Play only the money that you are willing to lose, without it being able to cause you any serious economic damage.
- Avoid gambling to recover losses.
- Control the time and money spent on the game.
- Do not play under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication.
The signs that indicate a problem with gambling are a person's inability to stop gambling, borrowing money to gamble, character changes, compulsive gambling, among others.
Licensed operators in New Zealand make control methods available to their players such as daily/weekly/monthly deposit limits, timers to manage the time our session lasts or access to your game history to analyze what your last deposits, withdrawals, winnings, losses, etc. have been.
In the most extreme cases, when it is not possible to play according to the principles of responsible gambling, self-exclusion can be requested. This is an immediate measure that consists of the automatic suspension of access to the gaming account. In any case, if you suspect any problem related to gambling, we recommend going to a professional or requesting help from associations such as the New Zealand Federation of Rehabilitated Gambling Players (FEJAR).
Below we leave you a list of pages that may be of interest to obtain more information about responsible gambling:
Protection of minors
Only people over the age of 18 can play at bookmakers and online casinos. Gambling operators are obliged to verify the identity of each user and ensure that they are of legal age. If this is not the case, the user will not be able to access the website.
However, there are users who commit fraud and use false identities to bypass the restrictions. Therefore, we recommend that parents cooperate to protect their children and monitor their online activity to prevent access to bookmakers and casinos. There are apps like the following parental control: