Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Are You a Responsible Gambler

Responsible gambling is good gambling. Below is a 20-item questionnaire published by gamblers anonymous regarding gambling addiction.

Answer these twenty questions honestly and carefully. If you answer, “yes” to seven or more questions, you may have a gambling problem.

This is strongly recommend that you pass this page questionnaire to the fellow poker players as well who you may think is in danger of having a problem.

1. Did you lose time from work or school due to gambling?
2. Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
3. Did gambling affect your reputation?
4. Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
5. Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
6. Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
7. After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
8. After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?
9. Did you often gamble until your last penny was gone?
10. Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
11. Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
12. Were you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?
13. Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself and your family?
14. Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?
15. Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?
16. Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?
17. Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
18. Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
19. Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
20. Have you ever considered self-destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?

Please answer all the questions honestly as this is for self-assessment and you can easily judge yourself that what are you actually in or up to.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

An Overview Of Online Gambling

Like any commercial business, online gambling also took its chance of having to saturate a broader area of gaming via Internet. Every kind of gambling has to face their online counter parts on the Web.

Most believe that online gambling is just safe as gambling is done is well known casinos of Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Before engaging for online gambling you need to have license and permits just as you do in normal casino gambling

This is though necessary to make the environment more professional and to protect users from any fraud or scam from unauthorized entries

Another bonus of online gambling is they tend to offer you some free money on your initial deposit. This is the foremost reason that most people believe that they have a better chance to win in online gambling then real life gambling, but also to consider that risk appetite is same in all.

For playing online people can deposit money through credit card or pre-paid cards as this is the safest way and mostly preferred in by wider group of users.

Further online casinos can be classified into two groups but that is most change in their playing interface. Web based and download based online casinos are the two types.

Web based casinos can be directly played from the Internet Browser only but you just need to check that you have the plugins like Macromedia Flash, Shockwave, or Java.

And for the download-based casinos there is piece of software that you have to download in your computer or laptop before initiate playing. Thus because of its local presence most people tend to believe that they are faster to initiate casinos games as compared with the web based casinos.

Online gambling is considered to be highly interactive game, like while playing online player can make their own choices based on prerogatives. Therefore before playing online gambling players must know their own dispositions so that they should not be deceived