At Mr Green, we don’t think of casino gaming as gambling, if you know anything about us, you will know that we look at casino as a form of entertainment, a pastime to enjoy. Just like watching your favourite TV shows, playing your favourite computer game or working on restoring that classic car in the garage, casino gaming is an escape and a way to relax and have fun.
But… and it’s a BIG but, for certain people, it can become the beginning of an addiction!
When playing casino games is no longer about fun, and the gaming has now become compulsive gambling, that’s the beginning of a problem.
Problem gambling can have a detrimental effect on personal finances as the attempt to chase loses become unmanageable. As well as spending wages, savings and spare cash, debts can also be a feature of problem gambling as a result of borrowings and loans to cover gambling loses.
Problem gamblers will often say they feel isolated as a result of their solitary pursuits of chasing loses. Ditching college, work or family responsibilities in order to gamble. This pre-occupation with gambling becomes so overwhelming, that those effected develop a lack of interest in maintaining relationships and engaging in social activities.
Maybe you have concerns about problem gambling or have had previous addictions in the past? Why not take our free self-assessment test, it only takes a few moments to complete and the results are for your eyes only!