Gambling must be practiced in a reasonable manner. You must remain in control of your game. To do this, make sure you comply with these rules:
Gambling is a hobby and by no means a way to make money.
Play only the sums of money you can really afford to lose. Never play the money you need for important things, such as food, rent, bills, or education.
Keep a summary of the sums of money you bet.
Never seek to recover your losses. If you lose money, do not bet higher amounts to try to recover your losses.
If you need help, use the monthly deposit limit offered by legal gambling sites in the US to self-regulate your expenses.
To find out if you have an addiction problem, ask yourself the following questions:
1. Do you regularly miss your hours of work or study to play?
2. Do you play to earn money instead of paying off debts or solving financial problems?
3. After losing a game, do you need to play again as soon as possible?
4. Do you play often until the last cent you have on you?
5. Have you ever borrowed, stolen or lied to finance your gambling?
6. Have you sold anything to fund your gambling?
7. Do you sometimes lose interest in your family or loved ones because of gambling?
8. Have you ever played to escape conflict, frustration or disappointment?
9. Do you get upset easily and become irritable if you do not play anymore?
10. Do you feel depressed because you are a gambler?
One of the first objectives of the new US legislation that authorizes online gambling is to protect consumers and vulnerable people from the risks and dangers of gambling when they are practiced too intensively and uncontrolled.
In order to fight the problems of addiction to gambling, several organizations have been created with the mission of prevention and help for addicted players. These organizations help players and their entourage psychologically, socially and legally. If you think you are addicted, if you play more and more money and you can not reduce or stop playing, or if you are a relative of an addicted person, contact one following organizations:
National Problem Gambling Helpline
Council of Compulsive Gambling of NJ
Self-exclusion is a personal and confidential procedure that applies throughout the national territory (US and overseas).
Self-exclusion is valid for a period of one year, five years or for lifetime.
All the details and steps to be taken are presented on the DGE website.