The Joys of Gambling

Posted 8 months ago in More

While the chance of winning might be the most important part of betting and gambling a lot of people would state that it’s almost as much about the process of betting itself – and all the attendant factors that make it enjoyable.

Studies show that there are five great motivational dimensions to gambling – the dream of hitting the jackpot and transforming one’s life, social rewards, intellectual challenge, mood change induced by playing, and of course – the fundamental motive for all gambling – the chance of winning.

The downside is of course that the joys of gambling can be eroded if it becomes a problem. If you happen to end up in such a situation the cure might be self-exclusion from online gambling. GAMSTOP is a free service for users, initiated by the UK Gambling Commission, that lets you put controls in place to help restrict your online gambling activities. People can sign up for the service and be prevented from using gambling websites and apps run by companies licensed in Great Britain, for a period of their choosing.

Due to the UKGCs strict regulations demanding all UK operators (casino and bookmakers) to be registered under the Gamstop umbrella, the number of British betting sites not on Gamstop is on the decline and might soon completely disappear.

While Gamstop has been initiated to make a positive change the side-effects have been some disadvantages. More accurately, once sports betters and casino players use it, operators start to reject them. In fact, UK Casinos or Bookies won’t take the risk of serving someone who already wanted a break from betting. That is a problem.

This usually results in some players and punters wanting to avoid Gamstop betting sites. Alternatively, those who aren’t welcomed at these operators try to join online gambling sites, bookies or betting sites not on Gamstop. Such adventures can be very risky for those who don’t know how to recognize trustworthy Non UK bookies and casino gambling sites not on Gamstop.

One risk for players looking for websites not on Gamstop is the rigged casinos and betting sites and one should make sure to find the trustworthy brands and betting sites and what sites to avoid. There are of course sources you can trust with help in that regard, Safe Casinos, being one.

Gambling is first and foremost a form of entertainment, winning is not guaranteed and that’s part of the reason you come back. But stay safe when choosing where to gamble so you can have an enjoyable gambling experience.


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