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What is RG?
RG, short for Responsible Gambling, should be a crucial part of every player’s gambling experience.
Gambling can become problematic when patrons use it to earn money instead of seeing gambling as entertainment. Let’s be clear, there are never any guarantees of winning regardless of what strategy you use. Gambling should solely be seen as a form of entertainment.
Responsible gambling principles include encouraging players to set and stick to a budget, and never to gamble with more money than the player can afford to lose to entertainment. OnlineGamblers.com mission is to proactively prevent gambling problems by educating players on ways to gamble safely.
To gamble safe means understanding that gambling is not a source of income. It means knowing your own budget for gambling entertainment, taking breaks when needed, and setting technical limits on tools that sites provide. These tools are not for gamblers who already have problems, but these tools have been developed to prevent gambling addiction.
Gambling as a type of entertainment
Gambling itself is a type of entertainment. In fact, it’s one of the oldest entertainment in the world. This means that gambling should be used as a tool to have fun. Like going to the cinema, eating at an expensive restaurant or going to a football game. You pay to attend those events, right? So this is similar – you pay for a fun experience. You might win money on this experience, but there are never any guarantees. How much you wish to spend on your gambling entertainment is completely up to you.
There is a misconception that you can earn money by gambling. Yes, of course, you can get lucky and that is part of the thrill when gambling! But there should never be the intention of earning money to pay rent, give back a loan, or similar. This way you are putting a high expectation on yourself that not necessarily will come true. We highly discourage players to gamble on credit.
In the section ”Safe Gambling” we will cover the topics below:
1. What do I need to gamble online?
2 What documents are standard for gambling KYC, and why is this needed?
3. How can I verify that I am playing on a licensed operator in the US?
4. Why is it safer to gamble with a licensed online than a land-based operator?
6. What payment options are available for gambling online?
7. Understanding online gambling Bonus T&Cs.
8. What is Geolocation Technology?
Problem Gambling Helpline
If you ever suspect a gambling problem, don’t hesitate to call the national helpline (NPCG) at 1-800-522-4700, and check out the Responsible Gambling page involving Responsible Gambling programs.