It’s very important to us that you play responsibly, and within your limits. Here you’ll find all the info you need to enjoy PearFiction Studios games as it should be enjoyed – safely and responsibly – as well as friendly places to turn to should you or a loved one is in need of help.
It’s easy to get carried away playing online. After all, we have amazing games to offer! Here are some general advices from us to play responsibly.
A- How can I detect a gambling problem?
Online gaming is a pleasant and entertaining pastime for most players. For some, however, one or more of the following signs may indicate a tendency towards problem gambling.
- Betting more money than you planned
- Playing for longer periods than planned
- Playing when it’s best not to
- Being incapable of not thinking about gambling
- Continuing to play despite negative consequences
B- Can gambling takes excessive space?
Problem gambling is harmful to players at risk and could result in family conflict. It could also affect interpersonal relationships, your career, mood and physical and mental health.Talking about it helps. If you think you have a gambling problem, seek help.
C- What can I do to control my gaming habits?
Look at gambling as entertainment, not as a way to make money.
The probability of winning at games of chance is slim. Those who earn a living from gambling are very rare birds indeed.
Play within your means.
Use a portion of your entertainment budget, don’t play with money you need for everyday expenses.
Establish time and money limits.
Casino operators will let you record your limits in their systems: it’s a good way to help you stay within your budget and planned gaming time.
Plan regular timeouts.
You can instruct a Casino Operator to lock your account temporarily or for a specific time – for example, from Thursday 5 p.m. to Friday 6 a.m.
Don’t “chase” losses.
Placing higher bets to recover losses usually just leads to greater losses.
Don’t play when you feel “low.”
Just like for life in general, it is difficult to take good online gaming decisions when we are troubled or feeling vulnerable.
Don’t let online gaming become your only source of entertainment.
Find other means to entertain yourself. Gambling shouldn’t take up too much space in your life.
D- Who can I turn to for help?
There are lots of options available to you if you’re worried that yourself or a loved one may have developed a gambling problem. To start with, you could install certain software to block/filter certain gambling sites to reduce the amount of time spent on these. We recommend:
There are also many organizations that can lend a helping hand to those suffering with a gambling dependency:
GambleAware is the leading charity in the UK committed to minimising gambling-related harm. They provide information to help people make informed decisions about their gambling.
Gambling: Help and Referral (JAR)
Gambling: Help and Referral (JAR) provides support, information and referral to people coping with gambling addiction throughout Québec and parts of Canada.
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to do the same.
Counselling Directory was set up to support and counsel various mental health issues.
Gambling Therapy’s team of expert advisers are available to talk in “real time” on their Live Advice Helpline. This helpline is for people who are worried about their own gambling or someone else’s.
GamCare’s employees are dedicated and experienced professionals, helping problem gamblers as well as their friends and families. They providing advice over the phone, online, or through face-to-face counselling.
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