Responsible gaming?

misstrouble

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Hi all,

I was having a conversation at work with some colleagues. One of them mentioned the following:

He had made quite a profit on a casino (not one of the accredited ones I think) and tried to withdraw this. The casino told him he had 3/4 day to wait and process.
He asked the casino several times if they could speed this up or help him, as he was afraid he;d cancel it and gamble it all away. And he did.

The discussion started: should the casino in this case have stepped in? Above is clearly a situation of someone who cannot stop themselves. Is there any responsibility on casinos in this cases? Or would you say the guy did it himself and it's tough luck?

I'd think the latter, but we could not agree on it.
 

dionysus

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In today's day and age there's no cause to have 3-4 day pending periods unless the casino wants you to sink it back in (barring, any checks and verifications)
Sure, end of day, it's on player (they have gamstop, can close acct, stay off the pc) but every casino should have a lock function - once you hit WD, it's flushed and in a WD process, not being reversible
 

L&L-Jan

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Hi all,

I was having a conversation at work with some colleagues. One of them mentioned the following:

He had made quite a profit on a casino (not one of the accredited ones I think) and tried to withdraw this. The casino told him he had 3/4 day to wait and process.
He asked the casino several times if they could speed this up or help him, as he was afraid he;d cancel it and gamble it all away. And he did.

The discussion started: should the casino in this case have stepped in? Above is clearly a situation of someone who cannot stop themselves. Is there any responsibility on casinos in this cases? Or would you say the guy did it himself and it's tough luck?

I'd think the latter, but we could not agree on it.

No.
 

L&L-Jan

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For me, but from a player perspective:

it is simple:

I know I have the behaviour to press the cancel button. But i scooped a big win, which is important to me?

So: I make sure account is verified asap. I make sure I request a withdrawal. From there I make sure that I impose limits or restrictions in order to prevent me from losing the funds.

As that is my responsibility. Upfront the casino has no clue about your personality or gambling behaviour. Therefore it is THEIR responsbility to provide tools to prevent yourself.

If something goes wrong related to those tools, you have a strong case. If that all goes fine, there is no case imo and no reason for discussion. Especially not at work, where you get paid by a employer who takes all kinds of risks in order to be able to pay salary at the end of the month. I hope you guys used the time for this discussion during break time?

Kr. Jan
 

nikantw

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I would like it if the casino would lock the withdrawal in this case. RG tools wouldn't exist if players were just supposed to have better control.
Lock button is very important. Cashing your big wins is very important for a happy session. That and high RTP keep gambling fun in most cases.

On another note I would like to address that taxes and fines cause low RTP that creates more problem gamblers.
 

misstrouble

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For me, but from a player perspective:

it is simple:

I know I have the behaviour to press the cancel button. But i scooped a big win, which is important to me?

So: I make sure account is verified asap. I make sure I request a withdrawal. From there I make sure that I impose limits or restrictions in order to prevent me from losing the funds.

As that is my responsibility. Upfront the casino has no clue about your personality or gambling behaviour. Therefore it is THEIR responsbility to provide tools to prevent yourself.

If something goes wrong related to those tools, you have a strong case. If that all goes fine, there is no case imo and no reason for discussion. Especially not at work, where you get paid by a employer who takes all kinds of risks in order to be able to pay salary at the end of the month. I hope you guys used the time for this discussion during break time?

Kr. Jan

Haha, we had a mid-year celebration week and one of the activities was playing french black jack. When you beat the dealer 5 times, you got a free meal. And thats how the discussion started.

He claimed that as he clearly stated that he thought he couldn't resist gambling it, they should have blocked him.
 

misstrouble

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For the rest, i agree though. I always lock withdrawals and if I cant and I know a withdrawal time is a day or so I'll just time out :)
 

colinsunderland

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He asked the casino several times if they could speed this up or help him, as he was afraid he;d cancel it and gamble it all away.

That sentence, if thats what was said to support, should have triggered a RG response from the casino in my view.
They should have offered to lock the withdrawal, flush it or do a 72 hour timeout on the account etc.
I would be making a complaint to the casino over this tbh.
 

misstrouble

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He asked the casino several times if they could speed this up or help him, as he was afraid he;d cancel it and gamble it all away.

That sentence, if thats what was said to support, should have triggered a RG response from the casino in my view.
They should have offered to lock the withdrawal, flush it or do a 72 hour timeout on the account etc.
I would be making a complaint to the casino over this tbh.

Don;t you think it is own responsibility? (Also, I am unsure what casino it is as 3-4 days to process a payment and no lock-option?)
 

L&L-Jan

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Casino due have the obligation for "care"...

But in this case:

a) I have no chat logs
b) no player data
c) or any other date :)

Bottom line guys, its YOUR responsibility to use the tools provided, and the CASINO's responsibility to provide tools that are working.

This dude "might" have said something on chat in line with the original post of the OP. But we dont know, so we cant judge that.

We have no details, so we cannot justice on the particular case and therefore I fully believe and are comfortable with: it is the players responsibility.

On our end, mentions like that - i hope will result in a prompt solution provided by support. But on the opposite, they have a button to click when a player mentions something related to that!
The next day the player ID shows up on the page of the responsible gaming officer, so they can take proper care. Thats our duty.

Kr. Jan
 

colinsunderland

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Don;t you think it is own responsibility? (Also, I am unsure what casino it is as 3-4 days to process a payment and no lock-option?)

Not really no. Obviously partly, but if he used words in his sessions with support like 'help' and scared' then I think the casino would be very lucky to justify not doing something, if asked to justify it by the UKGC. Just look at VS's. You ask them for a bonus and they have the RG team on your arse :)
Just to say though, as Jan says, without seeing at least the players chat logs, it is difficult to be sure.
Does the casino not offer any form of RG tools the player could have used? Are they UKGC regulated?
 

winbigger

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What if the casino has 24 to 48 processing time but does not process the withdrawals in this time. What if they have a max 5 day withdrawal payout time and do not pay
 

misstrouble

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So he complained. They say the following. (Please note he Did more then one chat).
They definitely could have stepped in.
 

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colinsunderland

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if they lost connection, then obviously the thing to do would be email him, or block the account. From what you just posted it soudns like they realised there was a RG issue so it should have been acted on.
Which casino was it?
 

zreb

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He just got a text that they excluded him for 6 months. Seems like admitting guilt?

If they excluded him with no further input or specific request to do so on his behalf, it does sound like admitting guilt... unless there is more to the conversation that we haven't seen that occurred after the money was lost.

My personal opinion would be that they should have provided him with responsible gaming options the first time, but that I don't think it would have amounted to a legal obligation based on what was shown here - asking for a cashout sped up so you don't play it back isn't strong enough to be evidence of a gambling addiction. But if they excluded his account after the fact, that would imply that THEY thought it was sufficient to be taken as evidence of a gambling addiction and failed to take action on that knowledge.

Might be worthy of pursuing if it's for a significant amount of money. Though I still don't think that absolves the gambler of his responsibility to not do stupid things. Just because the casino screws up doesn't mean that the player didn't also screw up.
 
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