Responsible Gambling Tools at Online Poker Sites
19:36 24 February 2021
It is going to be dependent on just which poker sites you choose to play at, as to just what responsible gambling tools are going to be available to you as a player at those sites, however my advice has always been to stick to poker site that are licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, if you live and reside in any part of Great Britain.
Why do I say that, well make no mistake about it, unlike many other gambling site regulators the UKGC has got teeth, and they are never afraid of enforcing their strict rules and regulations and will hand out huge fines or even close poker sites down if any of them fail to adhere to their rules and regulations.
Those are the huge and in fact ever growing number of Non GamStop Poker sites that are live and available, and you will of course need to do everything you can do when you are giving up gambling to avoid signing up to those sites.
You are also going to have the peace of mind when playing at such sites licensed in the United Kingdom that they are never going to run off with your funds, and they are all legally required to prove and have their games certified as being completely random and fair too.
Not only that but to help you gamble responsibly as well, each site that is licensed in Great Britain is also forced by law to offer all real money players a range of responsible gambling option settings when playing, which can and do take the form of deposit limits.
Such licensed and regulated poker sites also allow you to make use of a take a break option allowing you to step away from the cyber tables when you feel like you need a break.
Do You Want to Quit Gambling?
You may want to give up gambling and if so then allow me to give you some ideas as to how you can go about doing that, but please do keep in mind that by giving up gambling you will be making a long term decision, but one that you will appreciate in the long run if you have been experiencing problems playing poker or gambling in general way too much.
The first port of call I suggest you make will be over to the Gamblers Anonymous website as by doing so you will find details of your nearest group meetings of members of that organisation, where you are going to be able to meet face to face and chat to many people who are in the same positions, or have been, as you currently find yourself in.
I would also suggest you have a good look over the GamCare website as well, for by doing so you will find plenty of additional and extremely helpful information that can look at the many ways to reach out for and get help and support with your gambling problems.
One other site that I do actively encourage you to visit right away is the GamStop website, and once you arrive at that site read up on the benefits of joining their self-exclusion register for by signing yup to it you will have all your gambling site accounts, including real money poker site accounts that are licensed in the UK closed quickly for you.
Other Ways to Block Poker Sites
When it comes to giving up gambling, I would always advise you to do everything possible to ensure that moving forward you are not going to be tempted to gamble again, and one way you can do that is of course by signing up to GamStop as mentioned up above.
However, at the end of the day it is worth me pointing out that whilst joining up to that scheme will see your accounts all being closed at UK licensed sites there are lots of other sites out there that will still allow you to sign up to them and gamble at them.
One way you can do just that is by simply getting hold of a gambling site blocker tool, which by the way you simply need to download and then install on any and all devices you can connect to the internet using. Once you do just that you are not then going to be able to visit any gambling related websites, no matter how hard you try, so make sure you get one is my advice to you.