Play Responsibly

PROBLEM GAMBLING

Here at Phuket Pools, we believe that everyone should get enjoyment and excitement from gambling. We know that most people play games for the purpose of recreation. There are, however, some people who have a serious gambling problem that impacts negatively on their lives and the lives of their friends and family. Problem gambling can get worse over time. A person who plays excessively or obsessively may neglect a spouse, children, and friends. They might begin to get into debt or play with borrowed money and it causes emotional, family, legal, financial or other problems for the gambler and the people around the gambler.

We recognize that there is a small number of people can become obsessed with playing games of chance. We take this matter seriously and we have encouraged our players to play responsibly. We don’t want any player to spend more than he or she can easily afford to lose.

Although the majority of people do gamble responsibly, for some, gambling can become a problem. It may help you to keep control by remembering the following:

  • Gambling is a form of entertainment. It is not a way to get rich quickly and pay off debts.
  • Gambling is a game of chance. There are no formulas that guarantee winnings.
  • Make sure that the decision to gamble is your choice and that you are not pushed or convinced to gamble.
  • Never try to chase your losses, never try to get back money you lost. This mostly leads to bigger losses.
  • Set a money limit according to how much you can afford to play and regularly check the amounts you spend at the cashier.
  • Before beginning to play, decide how much time you can afford to spend. Stop playing when that time is over.
  • Make sure you know the rules of the games you play.
  • Never gamble when you are emotionally down - it is hard to make rational decisions when you are upset or depressed.
  • Never borrow money to gamble.
  • Gambling is not advised if you are in recovery for any dependency or are under the influence of alcohol or any other substance.

Please, play responsibly!