Staying in Control of Your Spending at Online Casinos

April 25, 2017

If you do decide to play in the real money mode at any of our most highly recommended New Zealand online casinos you must only gamble for entertainment purposes and NOT as a way of trying to make a living. You must try and put down any losses that you incur as the cost of your entertainment and only view your winnings as a lucky bonus.

Before you embark on mission to spend your entire paycheck while chasing a progressive jackpot that may never trigger, the best thing to do in our opinion would be to set limits as soon as you sign up to the casino. You can set session time limits and as soon as you have reached this limit you should stop playing.

You also need to try and set a budget and this means that you need to decide on how much you want to spend and how much you can afford to lose. You can also now set deposit limits and spending limits when logged in to your account and to do this you can either contact the player support and ask them to point you in the right direction or by you can do it yourself by heading to the ‘My Account’, ‘My Preferences’, or ‘My Settings’ area. You can also generally find this area by clicking on the ‘Responsible Gambling’ button which is usually located towards the bottom of the homepage.

Make it a rule to NEVER gamble on credit. In other words, don’t ever borrow money from anyone and never take out a loan just so that you can gamble in the real money mode on your favourite games. Remember, the house always wins. Well, most of the time anyway. You must also remember to NEVER chase your losses. This is the worst thing you could do. Simply cut your losses, sign out of your account and come back to the casino on another occasion when you’re in a different frame of mind.

If believe that you have an addictive personality of if you have had trouble with gambling in the past then you really need to be careful when playing at online casinos because it can be all too easy to spend too much money, unless you set these limits from the moment you sign up to the casino. If you or a friend has a gambling problem, some of the best non-profit organisations that we can recommend contacting include Gamcare, Gamble Award, Gamblers Anonymous and Gambling Therapy, to mention a few.

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