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Being a new player

what should i look out for

New players be very wary. The best way to approach online gaming is like buying your first car. Do not rush in and throw money at a site without knowing what the site is and how it works. Search the internet and speak to other newbie’s and join forums that can give advice without being prejudiced. The site needs to be licensed and you need to spend an hour reading those terms and conditions.  IT IS IMPORTANT.

Make sure you set a limit and DO NOT GO OVER IT. Make sure that when you join an existing game at whatever level, and do not tell them you are a new player, that will just wave away your money as the sharks will be after you.

Remember a gambler only asks you questions to get information about the way you are playing, so try to avoid speaking to the players on the chat systems. In other words keep your cards close to the table.

How do I know I addicted or over doing it

Addiction of any kind means that you do not know that you are addicted. When your friends and family tell you that you are addicted to gambling online you will not believe them and know for sure they are wrong, as the net game you are going to make your money back.

Gambling addiction, also known as compulsive gambling, is a type of impulse-control disorder. Compulsive gamblers can’t control the impulse to gamble, even when they know their gambling is hurting themselves or their loved ones. Gambling is all they can think about and all they want to do, no matter the consequences. Compulsive gamblers keep gambling, whether they’re up or down, broke or flush, happy or depressed. Even when they know the odds are against them, even when they can’t afford to lose, people with a gambling addiction can’t “stay off the bet.”

Gamblers can have a problem, however, without being totally out of control. Problem gambling is any gambling behavior that disrupts your life. If you’re preoccupied with gambling, spending more and more time and money on it, chasing losses, or gambling despite serious consequences, you have a gambling problem. If you see your friends and family hurting by your actions then you are addicted.

What are the limits

The question to ask about online gambling is not what are the sites limits, what are yours. The site imposes limits mainly to protect itself and that is exactly what online gamblers must do for themselves. If you can spare $100 per game- that’s your limit. If you can spare$5000then that’s your limit.

If you are spending money on online gambling and not paying or delaying essential bills, then you are over your limit and need to get a reality check very quickly.

You may have a gambling problem if you:

  • Feel the need to be secretive about your gambling.
  • Have trouble controlling your gambling.  Once you start gambling, can you walk away.
  • Gamble even when you don’t have the money.  A red flag is when you are getting more and more desperate to recoup your losses. You may gamble until you’ve spent your last dollar, and then move on to money, you don’t have—money to pay bills, credit cards, or things for your children.
  • Family and friends are worried about you.  Denial keeps problem gambling going. If friends and family are worried, listen to them carefully. Take a hard look at how gambling is affecting your life. It’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help.
  • When is the best time to play

    The beauty of online gambling is that it is accessible 24/7 365 days a year and the site has no idea about closing for the night. The casino has its online doors open all the time and this makes it a lucrative investment in the industry, and makes it easier for the average Joe to be able to play at his convenience.

    So, the best time to play is totally down to you and your circumstances. Obviously, if you are taking it seriously you will need to be alone and have no other distractions going on. If you miss a move you could lose money very quickly, so play when you have the time to totally concentrate on it. Do not treat it as a game; rather treat it like a job as there is a financial reward and a financial penalty depending on how you play.

    When you play, make sure you are sitting in a comfortable chair and the screen is clear and not at an angle, as for a few hours you will be staring at it non stop.