Please Gamble Responsibly at All Times
We encourage all our readers to enjoy their betting but only gamble with money that they can afford to lose. While customers aim to win money with each bet, the outcome is often unpredictable and we recommend that you set limits with your online bookmaker when it comes to the daily amount for depositing.
How to Bet Sensibly
Gambling can become addictive and we encourage readers to take a measured approach when it comes to their online betting. It helps to nominate a stake with which you are comfortable losing for a particular day or weekend. If you make a profit with this stake, you should also consider whether this will be reinvested or simply banked for another day.
At SportsGambler.com, we understand the issues that can arise from online betting and have provided a wide range of articles and tools to ensure that readers understand the different types of bets along with the various bookmaker bonuses that become available when you open an account.
Please be honest about your gambling and never chase losses that you might incur for a particular number of bets. The bookmaker nearly always has some kind of edge when it comes to betting markets and there is no such thing as a certainty across any sport.
Should you feel as though your betting is getting out of control and you’re not sure what to do, we recommend speaking to someone close to you as a first port of call. Someone you trust can then help you find the right sort of help and also objectively look at your betting behaviours.
Addiction can be shown in many ways. You might feel the need to bet on a regular basis for that potential thrill of winning money. You might feel as though that “next big win” is just around the corner and you’ll continue placing bets until it happens.
With regard to getting help, there are a number of methods that can be used and bookmakers themselves take the issue of online betting very seriously. You may have seen the television adverts that say “when the fun stops, stop” and every bookmaker is obliged to give customers the option to set daily deposit and withdrawal limits.
In the United Kingdom, BeGambleAware.org is a fantastic resource which offers a National Gambling Helpline. The number for this is 0808 8020 133 and they are available 8am-midnight, seven days per week. This is funded by an independent charity called the Responsible Gambling Trust.