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Responsible Gambling

1. Underage Gambling

2. Responsible Gambling

3. Problem Gambling Checklist

4. Organisations That Can Help

1. Under-age Gambling

It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to open an account or to place a bet with Ultimate Gambling Systems Casino. We take our responsibilities in this area very seriously and the casino carries out stringent age verification checks on customers who use payment methods available to children. We also reserve the right to suspend accounts whilst we request documentation.

Anyone under the age of 18 found using our casino site will have winnings forfeited and the account will be closed with immediate effect.

We also advise that if your computer is used by children that you keep your account number/username confidential and you may wish to make use of parental control software such as netnanny (www.netnanny.com) or cybersitter (www.cybersitter.com).

2. Responsible Gambling

Ultimate Gambling Systems would like you to enjoy your gambling experience. We recognise the need for a responsible attitude towards gambling and we have in place a number of measures to promote and ensure responsible gambling.

If you think that you or someone else may have a problem with gambling then please take some time to consider the problem gambling checklist below:

3. Problem Gambling Checklist

  • Do you stay away from work or studying in order to gamble?

  • Do you gamble to escape from boredom or unhappiness?

  • When gambling and you run out of money, do you feel lost and in despair and need to gamble again as soon as possible?

  • Do you gamble until all your money is lost?

  • Have you ever lied to cover up the amount of money or time you have spent gambling?

  • Have you ever lied borrowed or stolen to maintain betting habits?

  • Are you reluctant to spend gambling money on anything else?

  • Have you lost interest in your family, friends or hobbies?

  • After losing, do you feel you must try and win back your losses as soon as possible?

The more 'yes' answers you have given to these questions, the more likely you are to have a serious gambling problem.

We recommend that you:

  • Gamble as a form of entertainment

  • Avoid chasing losses

  • Only gamble with money you can afford to lose

  • Keep track of the time and monitor the amount of money you spend

4. Organisations That Can Help (List courtesy of  Government of Tasmania)

The following sites offer online reports, links, research and publications. An asterix (*) indicates a peak body with multiple links.

North American sites

*The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) In particular the following sections of the site are most informative:

*Site of the National Center for Responsible Gambling (USA)

*Harvard Medical School Division on Addictions

Journal of Gambling Studies. Editor: Howard J. Shaffer, Harvard Medical School, Boston

University of Nevada, Reno, Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming

American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders, Gambling Specialist Certification

International organisation, specialised in managing and reporting on studies of gambling and problem gambling

Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), Addictions Information on Gambling

Site of the Alberta Gaming Research Institute

Institute for Problem Gambling

Inform Americans of the economic and social costs of substance abuse and its impact on their lives.

Canadian sites

Youth Gambling Prevention & Treatment Program at McGill, Canada

Site of the Canadian Foundation on Compulsive Gambling (Ontario)

*The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is the largest mental health and addictions facility in Canada, only one of four such facilities in that field to receive designation from the World Health Organization as a Centre of Excellence

UK sites

*National Association for Gambling Care, Educational Resources and Training

Gamblers Anonymous United Kingdom

European sites

German Association Gambling Addiction

Swiss project on responsible gaming

AGOG ( Anonieme Gokkers Omgeving Gokkers ), Gamblers Anonymous in the Netherlands

German site on problem gambling

Telephone Counselling on Problem Gambling

Counselling and Therapy Center for Addicted Gamblers and their Families, Austria

Australian sites

*University of Melbourne. The Problem Gambling Research Program has been commissioned by the Department of Human Services as part of its Problem Gambling Services Strategy.

Victorian Casino Gaming Authority

Latrobe University's Problem Gambling Research Program

University of Sydney, Gambling Research Unit, School of Psychology

Gambling Research Panel, Government of Victoria

Queensland Treasury, Queensland Government, responsible gambling research publications

Victorian Local Governance Association Gambling Research News. Their Gambling Research Newsletter was published from 2000 to 2002, this site has links to the archive.

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