As the old adage goes, “prevention is better than cure,” and this holds true in the case of responsible gaming. It’s always far better to prevent the problem than trying to fix it later, sometimes after it’s far too late: problem gaming is a very serious issue, similar to other serious addictions.
Unfortunately, certain gamers are more prone to becoming problem gamers due to several factors; these include being on medication that might impair one’s judgement, having a substance abuse problem, undergoing stressful situations, and having what is known as an “addictive personality,” a personality type that is more prone to become addicted.
These are the sorts of people that are most at risk, sadly. If you happen to be one of these sorts of people, then it’s best to either make use of every possible preventive measure or stay away from gambling altogether. On the other hand, if you know anyone like this, do take care of them and make sure they’re gaming responsibly.
This might be an obvious one, but underage gaming is wrong on many levels: not only is it absolutely illegal, but it’s also quite immoral to allow youngsters to be exposed to gambling! Youngsters are rather impressionable and may find gambling “cool” and exciting, and thus would easily develop a gaming problem.
Related to the previous subsection, not only is it important to make sure that your information will be kept secure on your chosen platform, but also every transaction that you’ll eventually make on the casino. Otherwise, you might end up losing money due to unsafe transactions, not verifying the legitimacy of the casino, and so on.