Got any tips to avoid problem gambling?

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KasinoKing said:
If I spend 100hrs gambling in a month and come out with $5 profit I am very happy, if I've lost $5 I'm extremely pissed off!
At such a low return I would definatly have better things to spend my time on :D

elscrabinda said:
A start to reducing problem gambling would be for affiliates to not gush all over a 'fantastic' casino saying how great it is, making it sound so much better than any other casino and publishing the poisonous garbage that comes out from casino publicity departments. Show me an affiliate who's not guilty of these things and I'll believe them when they say they want to reduce problem gambling.
Many affiliates don't go around badmouthing casinos, they simply avoid putting them on their site. Thats how I do it, I also play at the casino and make a cashout before I recommend them. I do this because as a player I would hate to be whacked on the head with a stupid lie from the casino saying this and that to avoid payouts.

As an affiliate I can only say it's NOT my problem to solve the world from gambling or peoples problems for that matter. We all know it's never going to happen and each and every one needs to know their own limits. If there where no affiliates, the gamblers would have found the online casinos anyway.

I am also guilty of some images in the winner screen shot thread, but it's is usually from a small deposit and a lucky run. If I win lets say $1000 I have no problem playing at $45 on slots or $100 on VP since in most cases I already have cashed out my deposit x 2. The remaining.... well what goes around comes around ;)

PS! I do however get cold feet when I have $2-3000, then I never know when it's time to cashout :O
 

Simmo!

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elscrabinda said:
A start to reducing problem gambling would be for affiliates to not gush all over a 'fantastic' casino saying how great it is, making it sound so much better than any other casino and publishing the poisonous garbage that comes out from casino publicity departments. Show me an affiliate who's not guilty of these things and I'll believe them when they say they want to reduce problem gambling.

I agree that people can go OTT but then its the same in any line of business where people are trying to make a living selling someone else's product. You go to a pub, or turn on a TV, and they tell you how much more glamourous, "cooler and refreshing" Bacardi Breezer is than any other drink, but we all know what alcohol can do.

Any time I've seen affiliate sites deal with the issue of problem gambling it is simply done to reassure all their addicted punters that because their losses aren't as big as the real sad cases featured, they must be ok.

Time one of they tried to do something a bit different then eh :rolleyes:
 

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Good thread, Simmo!

Personally, I can go a few weeks without playing. I play much more after I've won large amounts, expecting more and more. Problem could be that, since I can afford to lose the money I play with, I feel I could go for the jackpot or lose all. I get, what you might call, a temporary addiction.

I used to gamble a lot in the past, in sports betting. I stayed away and never returned. I believe that when you get too much involved, you're looking for hints, tricks, patterns, statistics, and so on, believing you'll crack the safe. I now bet very little online.

Only links I got are in a different language. If you're ever interested...

Max
 

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