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Responsible gaming

1. On Responsible gaming

«Responsible gaming» is part of BetBoom.com's social responsibility policy. It was created to protect our guests from the potentially undesirable consequences of gaming.

A responsible approach to gaming begins with the proper perception and understanding of what principles you should adhere to so entertainment does not turn into an issue. In the «Principles of Responsible gaming» section, we included the rules that we believe are most important.

«The issue identification test» can help you find out if betting is affecting you negatively. We recommend you take this test even if you are not experiencing any issues.

2. Principles of responsible gaming

2.1. Gaming is a form of entertainment

Most people experiencing issues believe they can earn money on bets. Betting is not a way to earn money: it is a form of entertainment. If you do not enjoy gaming, then you should stop.

2.2. Don’t spend more than you can afford

Determine the monthly amount you consider acceptable to game with, as well as the amount of one bet. Never play with money that is intended for other purposes.

2.3. Don’t try and recoup loses

If you lose a large sum, stop and don’t try to win it back or exceed your established money limit. This most often leads to even greater losses.

2.4. Don’t game if you’re feeling impulsive or are under the influence of alcohol

Determine for yourself how long you’ll spend gaming. Do not exceed this time limit: stop and leave the betting shop or close the browser tab with the betting company’s site.

2.5. Don’t game if you’re feeling impulsive or are under the influence of alcohol

You’ll have to agree that it is difficult to make adequate decisions when drunk or in an emotional state. Gaming is no exception.

2.6. Maintain other hobbies other than gaming

It is crucial to strike a balance between gaming and other activities. Plan your life so gaming is not its central element.

Issue identification test

The following is a psychological test. Even if you have not experienced any issues before, take it to see if you are at risk. It doesn’t take much time.
Try and answer the following «yes/no» questions as honestly as possible:

  • Have you ever skipped work or school in order to game?
  • Have you ever felt unhappy leaving a betting shop?
  • Has gaming ever negatively affected your reputation?
  • Have you ever experienced regret after placing a bet?
  • Have you ever gamed to pay off a debt or solve your financial troubles?
  • Has gaming ever lowered your ambitions or productivity at work?
  • Have you ever felt the need to recoup your losses immediately after losing a bet?
  • After losing a bet, have you ever placed another with the firm intention of winning even more?
  • Do you often game until you lose all the money you set aside to game with?
  • Have you ever borrowed money to game with?
  • Have you ever sold anything to have money to game with?
  • Do you have a personal conception of «gaming money» that you only use to make bets?
  • Has gaming ever resulted in serious financial damage to you or your family?
  • Have you ever gamed for longer than you intended to?
  • Have you ever gamed to forget about your problems, or when you’re bored or lonely?
  • Have you ever broken the law to get money to game with?
  • Have you ever suffered from insomnia because of thoughts about gaming?
  • Do problems, disappointments and being upset make you want to leave everything behind and game?
  • Do you have the tendency to celebrate your winnings?
  • Have you ever had suicidal thoughts after losing?

RESULTS

  • 0 «yes» — You don’t show any signs of gaming addiction or you don’t game.
  • 1-2 «yes» — Low level of addiction risk with negative consequences.
  • 3-7 «yes» — Medium risk of developing gaming addiction with potential negative consequences.
  • 8 «yes» or more — High risk of developing addiction fraught with negative consequences and a possible loss of control. You should contact a specialist.
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