Responsible Gambling

At PanaloKO, we dedicate a responsible gambling, with an extensive amount of time communicating to players about playing our online game services. However, we would like to remind you that it is critical to play our casino services for enjoyment, and to do so responsibly. Playing with our platform can be a fun and exciting hobby, but for some people, it can become harmful and destructive.

responsible gambling

If you are concerned that you or a loved one’s gaming is becoming out of control, we want you to know that there are resources available to help you better understand the problem and, if necessary, seek help. This is part of our commitment to creating a safe, responsible gambling environment for our readers, which we believe extends beyond the websites we recommend to you and to ourselves as a trusted resource for bettors worldwide.

Recognizing a Problem

There’s nothing wrong with playing once in a while, and just because someone likes to bet big amounts of money all the time doesn’t mean they are a “problem gambler.” To be fair, though, it’s possible for people who only play low-stakes games occasionally to have a disorder based on how they act when they’re playing.

recognizing a problem

Several groups have come up with guidelines for identifying and diagnosing responsible gambling disorders. The Philippine and American Psychiatric Associations use the following categories, which are also in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders:

  • In order for the person to get the thrill they want from playing, they have to bet more and more money.
  • When you try to cut down on or stop playing, you get antsy or angry.
  • They have tried many times but failed to control or stop their gaming.
  • A lot of the time, they are busy gaming.
  • People who are upset use gambling as a way to deal with their problems.
  • They bet more to try to get back the money they’ve lost to chase their losses.
  • They lie to people they care about about how much they bet.
  • Because they bet on sports, they have lost or put at risk a big relationship, job, or educational opportunity.
  • After losing money through gaming, they have depended on other people to give them money to pay their bills.

Some people may not have a major problem if they only do one or two of these things once in a while, but if you do several of them, you may have a problem. If at least four of these conditions are met, the disorder is mild. If six conditions are met, the disorder is moderate, and if eight conditions are met or more, the disorder is serious.

There are tools that can help you figure out if this kind of diagnosis fits you if you’re not sure. Self-evaluations are available from a lot of places, like our site. This one is made by the Council on Compulsive Gambling.

Getting Help

If you suspect you or someone you care about has a gambling issue, it is important to recognize that it is an illness that can be treated just like any other. Most jurisdictions that allow legal gaming to have implemented systems that provide services to those in need, and even where this is not the case, there are numerous qualified experts who know how to assist persons who are experiencing gambling problems.

getting help

If you need to speak with someone right away about your issue, our website has set up hotlines that can give you resources, information, and guidance on how to obtain additional assistance. Typically, these phone lines are completely free and available 24 hours a day for anyone who may require them.

There are various groups available to help with gambling addiction, which you can refer to:

  • GamCare: GamCare is a free information resource that offers help and counseling to problem gamblers in the United Kingdom. You can seek face-to-face assistance or phone the Helpline at 0808 8020 133.
  • Gamblers Anonymous: Gamblers Anonymous UK runs local support groups, which utilize the same 12-step recovery program as AA and give hope via shared group experiences.
  • Be Gamble Aware: This is an organization that offers assistance, support, and guidance on problem gambling. Their helpline number is 0808 8020 133, and they are available 24 hours a day.
  • Responsible Gambling Tools: If you decide to play for real money, whether with us at Slots Temple or another casino, you can utilize these tools to help you gamble wisely. Learn a little more about them here. 
  • Deposit Limit: Limit the quantity of money you can put into your account to avoid gambling beyond that amount.
  • Loss Limit: Limit how much money you can lose each day, week, or month. Not accessible at Slots Temple.
  • Time Out: You can allow yourself a brief ‘time out’ in which you are unable to log in to your account or place any bets on casino games.
  • Reality Checks: These are little pop-ups that show how long you’ve been playing for. You can choose their frequency.
  • Self-Exclusion: This is a permanent lockout for players who no longer want to use their accounts at certain casinos.
  • Self Assessment: offers a simple test on their website to help you evaluate whether your gambling has developed a problem.

Many persons who discover they are compulsive gamblers might seek out self-help groups where they can talk and work through their problems with others who have been through (or are currently going through) the same experience.

Tips For Safer Responsible Gambling

tips for safer responsible gambling

If you require additional assistance, you may wish to consult with a counselor who specializes in assisting persons suffering from such disorders. People can often get treatment without having to stay in the hospital, and states often help people who can’t pay for this kind of care.

You may not be sure if you have a problem or not, but you may have hit a point where you don’t think you can control your urge to bet even when you can’t afford to. If this sounds like you, you might want to put your name on self-exclusion lists so that you can’t play even if you want to. 

You can also exclude” yourself from PanaloKO online casino’s games, and in places where responsible gambling online is controlled, the government agency in charge of it might have its own lists of people who can’t play on any licensed site.

If you think you or someone you know might be a problem player, you should get help right away. We trust that these and other tools will assist you in getting better. Please be smart about terms and conditions how you play at both online and real-life casinos.