Gambling should not be a compulsion or a burden – it should be a fun activity that can be enjoyed responsibly. To ensure that it remains enjoyable, there are certain ground rules you should follow:
- Set yourself an appropriate upper limit for the amount you spend in your visit to the casino and never exceed this limit.
- Keep your money for gambling separately and only use this money.
- Take regular breaks. Your chances of winning will be exactly the same at any time.
- Despite the high payout ratio (90–97%), winnings will be lower than the amount paid in over the long term.
- Enjoy the smaller wins and take them home with you. A “lucky streak” is only ever a series of random events.
- Don’t try to balance out your losses. There is no rule that says a run of losses will suddenly be followed by a series of wins.
- You can’t decide your luck.
If you realize that you are finding it difficult or even impossible to follow these rules, it is a good idea to stop playing. If you are not able to do so, it is essential that you contact an advisory center.