Truth is, gambling can be a fun and exciting pastime activity when done in moderation and with a set budget in mind.
Since when humans learnt to make fire with two stones, we love to gamble to get what our heart truly desires. Even as far as with our lives, and that’s not a terrible thing.
It’s basic human nature to occasionally gamble in attempts to improve our stead. These gambles are sometimes necessary, and other times unnecessary.
Those unnecessary times people gamble is why it’s vital for all to familiarise themselves with responsible gambling, as well as how to become a responsible gambler.
In this article, we will explain what it means to be a responsible gambler, show you how to identify that you have a gambling problem, share some tips on how to gamble responsibly and show you how to set gambling limits on Frapapa BET.
What it means to be a responsible gambler
There are specific indicators to look out for to determine whether or not you are a safe gambler. These indicators aren’t based on how much you spend or don’t spend, because if you critically look at it, l Ultimately, safe gambling depends on the way you approach gambling.
Who then is a safe gambler?
- Gambles for entertainment purposes only.
- Doesn’t rely on gambling as a source of income.
- Takes intermittent breaks from gambling.
- Sets a specific gambling budget and time limit and sticks to it.
- Gamble only with money they can afford to lose.
The long and short of it is, a gambler who makes good decisions is referred to as a responsible gambler.
How to identify that you have a gambling problem
Gambling is meant to be a fun activity that is used to pass the time and cure boredom for a small price. Once it turns into something more serious than that, you might need to admit to yourself that you are developing a gambling problem.
There are a lot of telltale signs that might indicate your gambling problem could be getting serious. The following list contains some of the bad habits that you should be looking out for:
As earlier established, gambling is meant to be an entertaining pastime, if it becomes more serious than that, you may have a gambling problem. Some common signs of a problem with gambling include developing certain bad behaviours. The following list contains some such indicators to watch out for:
- Losing time from work, school, or family due to betting
- Repeatedly failed in attempts to stop or to control betting
- Borrowing money to gamble or pay betting debts
- Betting to escape worry or trouble
- Neglecting the care of one’s self or family in order to bet
- Lying about the amount of time or money spent on betting
- Selling personal possessions to get money to bet
- Having feelings of hopelessness, depression or suicide as a result of betting
- Gambling away important money such as rent money
- Thinking about gambling all day long
- Gambling at stakes you know are too high for your bankroll
- Gambling more to pay off a gambling debt
- Quitting your job or favourite hobbies to gamble
- Being physically unable to take breaks from gambling
If one or more of the items on the above list applies to you, then there is a high chance that you have a gambling problem. We encourage you to learn your problem gambling risk level by taking a Gambling Risk Test.
Responsible gambling on Frapapa
At Frapapa, we value our Frapstars and are proud to be chosen as their gaming and sports book provider.
We acknowledge that gambling is about taking a risk but we want that to be fun. So we encourage you to think about what’s right for you as an individual in terms of how much time or money you spend on gambling.
Our responsible gaming program focuses on the social impact of gambling upholding the following three tenets to:
- Prevent problem gambling,
- Prevent underage gambling and,
- Ensure gambling is conducted in a fair and open way
We recognize that for a small portion of our Frapstars wagering may lead to negative consequences in other areas of their life. Hence, we encourage responsible gaming among our Frapstars. To achieve this, we offer limit-setting and cool-off capabilities, making problem gambling resources available in all sports books and online, and offering assistance with self-exclusion.
Gambling limits setting
We empower our Frapstars by offering them several limit options to enjoy their gaming experience responsibly. Each of the following limit options are available to Frapstars, and you can use as many of the available options as you choose.
- Deposit Limit – Ability to set a maximum deposit limit for a selected time frame: daily, weekly, or monthly.
- Lose Limit – Ability to set a maximum loss limit for a selected time frame: daily, weekly, or monthly.
- Bet Limit – Set a maximum bet spend for a selected time frame: daily, weekly, or monthly.
- Time Limit – Set the maximum time (measured in minutes) that can be spent on an internet gaming system.
Another way we promote responsible gambling among our Frapstars is self-exclusion, which enables you to self-exclude yourself from further wagering for a minimum of twelve (12) months if they feel they have or may be at risk of developing gambling-related problems. Once self-excluded, you will no longer have access to any of Frapapa products and offers.
At the completion of your Self-Exclusion period, and you want back in, you can do so by contacting customer support.
On Frapapa, you can either:
- Temporarily Self-Exclude – Select when to take a break from a personal account for a time frame of your choosing.
- Permanently Self-Exclude – Ability to permanently exclude you from accessing our platform.
You can watch the video below to see how to set gambling limit or self-exclude.
Additional tips for responsible gambling
- Don’t gamble when drunk.
- Avoid gambling when stressed, depressed, or upset.
- Try to quit when you’re ahead sometimes.
- Never borrow money to gamble with.
- Balance your gambling with other activities.
On a final note, there’s nothing wrong with talking to family or friends about your gambling issues because there’s no need to hide anything from anyone, and try to handle your problem alone. However, if you’re not comfortable talking to your friends or family, then a professional can help you or you can contact our support team to help you.