Responsible Gaming

Responsible Gaming Policy

Objectives

  1. Betplanet.com is operated by Big Sky Genesis B.V. and aims to put in place procedures to prevent the abuse of gambling and the proliferation of compulsive gamblers.

  2. Gaming is a form of entertainment enjoyed by millions of people and many gamblers play without experiencing any problems. However, some people can become addicted to this type of entertainment.

Symptoms

  1. Just as with alcohol or drugs, people can get addicted to gambling. Having a one-time losing streak will not change your lifestyle but losing sufficient amounts of money on regular basis indicates signs of compulsive gambling. Problem gambling causes disruptions in any major areas of life: psychological, physical, social or vocational. It usually begins in adolescence in men and later in women.

  2. This behaviour usually progresses from occasional gambling to habitual gambling. The urge to gamble becomes so great that the tension can only be relieved by more gambling. Higher stakes and personal risks become involved, as well as neglect of other interests, family and work.

Prevention

  1. Prevention of the urge to develop addictive behaviour is challenging and may not always be possible. Counseling may benefit people who are prone to compulsive gambling or other addictive behaviours. People with close relatives who are compulsive gamblers might be at higher risk and should be especially careful.

  2. Take a look at these questions and see whether they apply to you.

    • Do you stay away from work, college or school to gamble?

    • Do you gamble to escape from a boring or unhappy life?

    • When gambling and you run out of money, do you feel lost and in despair and need to gamble again as soon as possible?

    • Do you gamble until your last penny is gone, even the fare home or the cost of a cup of tea?

    • Have you ever lied to cover up the amount of money or time you have spent gambling?

    • Have others ever criticised your gambling?

    • Have you lost interest in your family, friends or hobbies?

    • After losing, do you feel you must try and win back your losses as soon as possible?

    • Do arguments, frustrations or disappointments make you want to gamble?

    • Do you feel depressed or even suicidal because of your gambling?

 

Helpful Links

 

  1. If your reply to any or some of these questions is in the affirmative, you are urged to ask for help or contact one of the following: