Picking a realistic budget that will not break your bank and sticking with it.
Playing with your re-mortgaged house money, your kid's college fund, or any of your
savings. Gambling is supposed to be for fun and recreation – if you are using
any of the funding methods above you may have a problem.
Cashing-out while you're winning. What a wonderful feeling to end the day as a
Being greedy. Playing your winnings till you've blown them, your bank, and then
some. Do this and regrets will follow.
Stopping once you've reached your limit. This way you don't overspend and you can
afford to come back another day.
Borrowing or lending money to or from friends to gamble. It's a great way to lose
both your money and your friends.
Research the internet casino of your choice BEFORE you deposit. This way you can
play with the confidence that if you win, you will be paid.
Depositing without checking anything about the casino just because the bonus was
too good to pass up. If it seems too good to be true it probably is.
all of the bonus rules and the terms and conditions of the site before playing.
This way you know exactly what you need to do before you can cash out that win.
Reading nothing and having your bonus and maybe even your winnings removed because
you did not meeting the requirements.
Checking and trying the customer service options before you deposit. This way you
find out how long it takes for them to reply.
Checking their customer service after you've tried to cash out only to find that
there isn't any customer service.
Playing at casinos that are members of recognized online gaming associations (while
this isn't a guarantee it is an assurance).
Playing at casinos with no association and having no one to fight for you if you
need them to.
Remembering that this is only a game and it's meant to be fun and entertaining.
Increasing your bets to try and recover previous losses. Stop instead.
Gaming sober – a clearer head means gaming better!
Drinking while gambling. A great way to wake up broke with a hangover and maybe
even somewhere you don't want to be.
Wagering what you can afford to lose – this is especially true for a new game or
one with rules you aren't familiar with.
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