As the leading website dedicated to CounterStrike betting, CSGOBetting.com takes responsible gambling very seriously. As such, we only recommend fully licensed and regulated websites, and we take our readers’ welfare seriously. We believe that gambling is an activity that can be enjoyed by adults in a regulated and responsible environment. We think children should be protected from gambling. Most people, from all walks of society, can bet within their means and as a form of enjoyment but for some people this can become an issue. When the fun stops, stop. If you’re on a losing streak, take a break. If you need help, or want to get help on behalf of someone you care about, we suggest contacting an organisation such as GamCare or Gambleaware.
GamCare is a United Kingdom registered charity that attempts to educate people about the dangers of problem gambling and associated risks, in a clear and informative way, without judging people. They provide counselling and support to those who have identified that they may have a problem, both online, over the phone and in person.
If you feel like your gambling is out of control it is possible to self-exclude from certain websites by contacting their customer service, or you can block gambling websites on your phone or PC. You will generally need to install some software to block betting sites. Solutions include:
Net Nanny: Net Nanny lets you control what can be viewed through your mobile or internet web browser.
Betfilter: Anti-gambling software that returns a 404 page not found error when you try and load a gambling website.
GamBlock: Available for PC, tablet and mobile devices, GamBlock is software that prohibits you from accessing such websites. It acts by closing your browser and displaying a warning message if you try to load such a site.
CYBERsitter: Block websites or permit them only to be accessed during certain periods of time.
Just by thinking that you might have an issue is a sign in itself, but for further guidance, try asking yourself the following questions:
· Am I borrowing money to bet with or repay gambling debts?
· Do I feel depressed or suicidal because of gambling?
· Am I chasing my losses with money that I had not intended to bet with?
· Can I have a few days off from gambling without suffering withdrawal symptoms?
· Am I neglecting my family or other commitments so that I can gamble instead?
I need help with a gambling problem
We strongly suggest immediately contacting a focused charity such as GamCare, who can help you obtain professional help. Gambleaware also provides information to help people make informed decisions about their betting and gaming habits and how to take action if you have a problem. You can contact Gambleaware on 0808 8020 133 between 8am and midnight, seven days per week.
If you have a debt problem, you can check out My Money Steps, which offers personalised solutions to get you back in control of your finances. This was developed by Debtline, who on 0808 808 4000 can offer you free independent and confidential advice on how to deal with your debt issues.