New year’s resolutions?
2018 is here and you know what that means: time for some New Year’s resolutions! Sure, you probably want to lose weight, quit smoking or go to the gym more often. But what about your online gambling? We have a few gambling related resolutions for you to stick with in 2018.
1: Keep track of wins & losses
Use a notebook or excel, just to keep track of your wins & losses. To keep things simple, just jot down the date, game, casino, and how much you won or lost at the end. It only takes a few seconds and really helps to keep things in perspective.
2: Make Better Use of Bonuses and Promotions
Finding online casino bonuses is no rocket science. And if you aren’t taking the time to find good deals, you’re missing out on one of the best things about playing at online casinos. Make sure you read the bonus terms and conditions before accepting a bonus. We can’t stress this enough.
3: Find more variation in your gambling
This goes for your games, but also for your choice of casinos. We all tempt to stick to what we know while there might be something more exciting around the corner. So check out some new games and have a go at a couple of new casinos. Of course make sure you check the terms and conditions before you play anywhere. All casinos listed on our site a trustworthy, but we still recommend you to read the T&C’s, also when you accept a bonus.
4: Keep track of time
It is so easy to lose yourself in the game. What helps is to set a time limit and stick to it. Don’t fool yourself that you are on a winning streak or about to win back your losses. This will make sure you will enjoy your games a lot more.
5: Stay (close to) sober when you play
Alcohol and gambling is a combination many people enjoy, but it can also blur your concentration and lead you to make stupid mistakes or make oversized bets. Nothing wrong with a cold brewski, just make sure you know what you are doing or else you might be in for an unpleasant surprise the next morning.
6: Stay Within Your Budget
Responsible gaming is all about managing your cash wisely and this is for many players one of the hardest things to do. We only have one magic word for this: budget. If you haven’t already set a gambling budget, we highly recommend you to make one for 2018.
7: Stop to enjoy your Winnings
If you manage to make a nice win, chances are you will continue to play on your ‘winning streak’, with a good chance to lose it all. Stop and think for a minute. Or even better: cash out first! Once it is in your bank account, the money looks different than on your bank role. If and how you decide to spend it, is of course up to you.
8: Stop Chasing Losses
This is the kind of gambling you don’t want to get pulled into. There is no such thing as ‘winning back losses’ so don’t fool yourself and don’t be persistent in trying because it will only make things worse. Now we are talking about responsible gaming. So we will say it again: it does not work and will only make things worse. Take a break and cool off. If you decide to play again, play with a budget.
9: Enjoy your games
When you don’t enjoy the games anymore, there is only one thing to do: stop. Don’t be persistent in your gambling. It should be fun and you should play with money you can miss.
10: Share your experiences
Yes, this will also help you and other players. If you have a good experience with a casino, write a comment about it. If you have a complaint, also drop it in the comments. This way we can keep a clear list on how our listed casinos are performing and in case of a dispute we can often help out.