As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, we strongly encourage players to use our games responsibly. Gambling can be addictive if proper control isn’t exhibited. If you or someone close to experience problems with controlling their gambling, consider the following;
- Manage you time
By limiting the amount of time you spend gaming, you might find yourself in a better position to control your impulses. If you find it hard, consider making use of Blocking software to help you regulate your time better. Remember, you should be gaming for fun, not to earn an income.
- Observe and recognise your behaviour
This is especially true if you are prioritising your gaming over your work, family or friends. This also helps you to identify any triggers you might have. Once you identify your triggers, it becomes easier to deal with your impulses
- Accept the consequences of your gambling and shoulder your responsibility
Trying to find someone to blame will not help your addiction. Instead, recognise the consequences and try to adopt a forward-looking attitude. Try and develop alternative habits, ones which allow you to grow and pursue other interests.
If you are still finding it difficult to control your gaming, consider seeking professional advice such as the Responsible Gaming Foundation Malta, a licensed therapist or talking to a supportive friend or loved one.