Don’t Let The Game Play You

Written by Jimmy Rustling

Gambling is a lot of fun and can be a great form of lightening up and entertainment if you do it responsibly. However, for some people gambling can get out of control. One of the most common problems for gamblers is that they try to win back the money they have lost, ‘chase their losses’, instead of just walking away when they have gambled and lost their budgeted money. They forgot the fact that gambling is a game in which they can win or lose depending on their luck as well as on their good strategy and right attitude. They get into trouble by playing at an online casino because they typically can’t stop betting and this often leads to losing all of their dough. That is why it is essential to know how to gamble responsibly so that you do not fall into the trap.

Don’t Play Beyond Your Limits

Managing and setting your bankroll (the money you allocate to play with) is one of the most important fundamentals of responsible gambling. Try to establish limits for wagering and even losses before you prior to gamble. Whether you are taking a week-long gambling trip to a land-based casino or planning a 3-day poker room session online. Never, take your whole bankroll with you to one session. On your first day, decide how much money you have to spend in your entire session and then divide that number by the number of days that you want to spend gambling.

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Chasing What You’ve Lost

Don’t chase losses. Chances are, you’ll lose even more trying to redeem your losses. Stay to the minimum wagers available at the table or cut your losses and quit. You can always come back another time when luck smiles on you!

Pain In The Neck

Never borrows money to gamble, either from friends, money set aside for other things, or credit cards. Remember that cash advances on your credit card attract interest from the moment you make the transaction.

And if you realize that you have a gambling problem, don’t be afraid to contact some gambling organizations that can help you. Counseling and interacting with others in your position are mechanisms used by these organizations to cure compulsive gambling.


A responsible gambler does not depend on his success on luck alone. Essentially, he should bear in mind his limitations. He should know when to stop and can have the backbone to get out of any situation. Discipline can also apply to the time spent at a casino session, as well as having control over emotions.

Most people would agree that gambling is exciting. As a form of entertainment, try not to gamble alone and make an agreement with your friends or family that you are all going to gamble for a set time, gambling can be an enjoyable activity, like going to the movies or out for dinner.

A responsible gambler should be focused on his gambling activities, typically indulged with whatever outcome of his game, and absolutely free from financial trouble. So it’s very necessary to observe and practice being a responsible gambler so that it would not give harmful financial effects and affect your healthy lifestyle.

Self Repudiation

If you feel that you are losing control of your play and would like help in restricting your access to online casinos, you have to make a 24-hour cooling off period or a minimum of 6 months of prohibiting yourself from gambling.

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Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.