At SteveGtennis.com, we are committed to promoting responsible gambling practices. We believe that gambling should be an enjoyable and controlled activity, and we take our responsibility to prevent compulsive usage and underage access to our gambling products seriously.
What is Responsible Gambling?
Responsible gambling means staying in control of how much time and money we spend betting. It’s about gambling for fun and entertainment, and not as a way to make money or escape problems.
Tips for Responsible Gambling
Set Limits: Before you start betting, decide how much money you can afford to lose. Stick to your set budget.
Time Management: Gambling should not interfere with your daily responsibilities. Set a time limit for your gambling activities.
Don’t Chase Losses: Accept losses as part of the game and resist the temptation to chase your losses.
Understand the Odds: Know that the odds are against you and that winning is based on chance.
Never Borrow to Bet: Only gamble with money you can afford to lose. Never use borrowed money to gamble.
Recognizing Problem Gambling
- Problem gambling can lead to significant stress, anxiety, and financial difficulties. Recognize the signs:
- Spending more money or time on gambling than you can afford
- Struggling to control, reduce, or stop gambling
- Neglecting work, studies, family, or personal needs due to gambing
- Borrowing money or selling possessions to gamble
- Gambling to escape from stress or problems
- Lying to hide gambling activities
Additional Support Tools:
- Self-Assessment via GamCare: Gauge your gambling habits through an online questionnaire.
- TalkBanStop: Access a combination of free tools designed to help you quit gambling online.
- Social Media & Ad Controls: Limit gambling advertisements on platforms like Google, Twitter, and Facebook.
- Blocking Software: Use applications like Gamban or BetBlocker to prevent access to gambling websites.
- Banking Controls: Implement gambling transaction blocks on your debit cards.
- Information on how to limit exposure to gambling advertising across social media platforms, such as is explained on this page: www.begambleaware.org/limitinggambling-ads-online
Support and Counseling Resources:
- GamStop – Free online self exclusion. Once registered you will be prevented from using gambling websites and apps run by companies licensed in Great Britain, for a period of your choosing.
- GamCare Forums & Chatrooms: Interact with others who share similar experiences.
- BeGambleAware: Access advice and support on safe gambling practices.
- GamblingTherapy.org: Access global online support in multiple languages.
National Council on Problem Gaming (NCPG): https://www.ncpgambling.org/
National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG): https://www.icrg.org/
Gamblers Anonymous: https://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/
Gambling Therapy: https://www.gamblingtherapy.org/
SteveG encourages every user to bet responsibly. Remember, it’s always okay to ask for help or take a break. Your well-being is our priority.