Many online casino players understand the need to set online gambling limits, yet they may struggle to implement these online gambling limits. If a player can implement their own online gambling limits and can really stick to them, then they need no help with this, but for those who cannot, help is almost always at hand from the online casino they are playing in.
Many of the better online casinos will give players an option to choose either daily or weekly online gambling limits. When an online casino offers this option, all players are well advised to make use of this service, especially those who feel they may not be able to stick to their self imposed online gambling limits. Those who think that they will have no problem with gambling limits can enjoy this service too, since it should not cramp their playing style at all.
Most online gambling jurisdictions have made it compulsory for online gambling sites to offer players the option to set gambling limits. When online casinos follow this policy, players can contact the online casino customer support service and request that an online gambling limit be imposed upon their online casino account. Those who may struggle to figure out what their online gambling limits should be, can often ask the customer support representative to connect them to an expert on responsible gaming, who should be able to help the player to set these limits. In certain cases, it could happen that the online casino will refer a player to one of the independent responsible gambling organizations.
Those players who are having trouble following their own online gambling limits can ask the online casino for help as a first step. Those who have already tried this route, but are frustrated when they run out of their daily or weekly budget too soon, may be at the beginning of a possible gambling problem. If the online gambling limits are causing the player undue stress or depression, it is best to take things one step further.
Players can ask the online casino to activate a block on their online casino accounts under the self-exclusion policy. This block could be permanent for a player who feels that they may have a serious gambling problem, or perhaps simply for a week or a month to give the player some distance and a chance to have a cool down time. Once a player has chosen self-exclusion, they will not be able to access the casino during this time. In fact, the online casino should also cease sending out any promotional material to the player at this time.
Players who find that a seven day cooling down period is not enough can then opt for the six month self-exclusion option. Should they still feel that they cannot handle playing within gambling limits, they may wish to contact professionals to seek help for an online gambling addiction.
While these services are offered to players, they do need to take the initiative to make use of them when they feel that they need them. It is up to the player to take this step, and not up to the online casino.