As an operator and affiliate committed to responsible gaming, Slots Temple is pleased to participate in Safer Gambling Week 2023. We always want to stress the importance of gambling responsibly and simply enjoy online slots as a way to have fun and not as a way to make money and, this week, we’ll be sharing helpful information on social media and in our blog about how to stay safe when gambling.
Tips for Maintaining Responsible Gambling Behaviour
Here are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure that you stay responsible when playing slots or any other casino games online.
Remember that gambling isn’t a way to make money
Slots and other casino games are designed to make more instead of giving away money. So, you should never view gambling as a way to earn cash. It should simply be looked at as a source of fun rather than a source of money.
Limit your alcohol intake when gambling.
Since drinking alcohol affects your inhibitions, if you’re imbibing while you play casino games, you may end up making some irresponsible decisions.
Set spending and time limits before you play.
Before you begin playing, decide in advance how much you can afford to spend (in terms of time and money) for the session.
Don’t chase your losses.
While you might want to win back your losses, it’s important that you avoid doing this ever. You should go into a session understanding that once your money is gone that you should leave it this way, as trying to win it back could lead to much bigger losses in the long term.
Don’t gamble when you’re in a bad mood.
You should always keep a clear head and be in the right state of mind when gambling. If you’re feeling upset or depressed, you may be inclined to make bad decisions about your spending.
Responsible Gambling Tools
At all UKGC-licensed online casinos, including when you play the real-money games at SlotsTemple, a number of responsible gambling tools are available. These are offered to help you stay on top of your spending and prevent it from getting out of control.
- Daily, weekly or monthly deposit limits
- Timeouts to stop you from accessing your account for a period of 1 day to 6 weeks
- Self-exclusion, which can be activated for up to 6 months
- Reality checks, which cause a pop-up to appear at various intervals to remind you of how long you have been playing
We advise players to take advantage of these tools in order to keep on top of their online gambling spending.
More Safer Gambling Resources
For more information on how to maintain safer gambling behaviour, check out SaferGamblingUK.org and our own Responsible Gambling page. If you find that your gambling spending has already started to cross the line, visit GamCare where you’ll find plenty of support resources along with an online community and a recovery toolkit.