Sit and Go Planet supports and encourages responsible gambling. This page provides information, plus links to support organisations.
Why Responsible Gambling is Important?
While most people gamble recreationally, a small percentage of people develop problems with gambling behaviour. By providing tools, support, and information to these people, it is possible to have a wide choice of safe gambling activity for entertainment for everyone else.
It is not just people with mental health or addiction issues which can develop problem gambling behaviours. This can and does affect people from all walks of life and (surprisingly) of varied intelligence levels. If you meet someone with gambling problems, don't simply assume they are weak-willed or the all-too-common type that blames their outcomes on everyone else - instead have some sympathy and point them in the right direction for professional help.
Responsible gambling also protects minors (under 18s in most countries) from gambling. Id verification helps stop money laundering too. While you may be frustrated at having to provide documents before you can withdraw, remember that without this step, it would be impossible to have a choice of safe and regulated gambling sites.
Signs of Gambling Problems
Most of the help organisations listed below have questionnaires. They are designed to show whether you have issues. Common themes in these questionnaires include gambling with money you can’t afford to lose, chasing losses, thinking about gambling too often or lying / deceiving friends and family about your gambling activities.
Tools to Help
Some people need to stop playing completely to get their problem behaviour under control, others benefit from limits which stop them chasing losses or gambling too long.
Reputable poker sites and casinos have tools to help with this. They include the ability to self-exclude permanently or temporarily. The ability to set deposit, bet amount and time limits on your play is also available.
Where to Seek Help for Problem Gambling?
This depends on your location. Some of the bigger support organisations in the UK, US and Canada are listed below. They can help if you are worried that someone close has gambling issues too.
UK: Be Gamble Aware – www.begambleaware.org - 0808 8020 133
USA: National Problem Gambling Helpline - www.ncpgambling.org - 1-800-522-4700
Canada: Problem Gambling Canada - www.problemgambling.ca - 1-866-531-2600