Extra Vegas takes responsible gaming seriously and goes to great lengths to protect the most vulnerable players for the risks that gambling addiction may bring.
Betting should be fun, and if your time with Extra Vegas starts negatively impacting your financial and social status, then we advise you to take some measures.
The best thing that a casino can do is to educate the players and to empower them through knowledge. For that reason, they offer different tools you can use and also they take some precautionary measures.
The moment you create your account you need to prove to the casino that you are of legal age to gamble. If the casino finds an underage player who has provided dishonest or inaccurate information regarding their age they may not only have all their winnings forfeited but they may also face criminal prosecution.
Extra Vegas will not target underage players with their marketing and advertising. For that reason when you create your account you need to provide your correct name, address, and birth date to confirm that you are at least 18 years old.
If you believe that gambling is negatively affecting your life and it is not anymore a form of entertainment, it is time to seek professional help. But before you do that, you should answer the following questions:
If you answered with a 'yes' to most of the questions, then we believe it is time you seek some professional help. This is a very complex issue so there is no one cure that works for all. We advise you to contact Gamblers Anonymous and they will guide you through the process.
A good thing you can do in a situation like this is to consider self-exclusion. You can self-exclude from Extra Vegas for a period of time that you believe is the best for you. But, we advise you to do the same with other companies you have accounts with. If you decide to self-exclude you can go to the Responsible Gambling section on the website or contact Customer Support for help.
Please remember that all self-exclusion and time outs are irreversible. You can't just change your mind and go back to gambling. You need to wait for the time period to expire and then to re-open your account and play games.
If you decide to play games online we won't judge you. These games are made to provide entertainment and the fact is they are really fun to play. Make a deposit within your budget and you can double the money in a matter of second. If you lose the money, then see that as a down payment for the fun you had while playing your favorite game.
Some players do become addicted to gambling and that is a fact we can't simply overlook. For that reason, at times they hold onto false beliefs or myths that only lead them to denial. For that reason we debunked some of the most common myths for you:
Myth 1 – Compulsive gambler plays every day. We, can't say that this is true because from experience we know that compulsive gamblers can gamble frequently or infrequently. If your gambling is causing personal and financial problems then that is a clear sign of gambling problem.
Myth 2 – Compulsive gamblers bet on everything no matter the form of gambling. This isn't true either, because most compulsive gamblers have a favorite form of gambling. Some like slots and others prefer table games. It is common for compulsive gamblers to develop a secondary form of gambling but they are usually not as problematic.
Myth 3 – Gambling becomes a problem only when you lose all your money. As a matter of fact, how much money you win or lose doesn't determine if you have a gambling addiction. Over time people with a gambling addiction will incur enough debt that the financial consequences of their behavior will, later on, impact their lives.
Myth 4 – You simply can't develop a gambling addiction. When the truth is, gambling can become as addictive as drugs and alcohol can be. Gambling produces a euphoria that encourages players to keep repeating the same behavior to achieve the same effect once again. Pathological gamblers may also be in denial about their behavior and refuse to believe they have a problem at all.
Myth 5 – Irresponsible people can become addicted to gambling. No one is immune to this problem. Over the years we have seen responsible people developing gambling problems. It simply can affect anyone, it is a complex problem and there is not only one rule that people can follow to avoid it.
Myth 6 – If the gambler can afford it, they can gamble as much as they want. The truth is that the problems caused by excessive gambling are not just financial. For instance, if you spend a lot of time in front of computer gambling, you spend less time with your friends and family.
Myth 7 – Compulsive gamblers are easy to recognize. Unlike other addictions, where you can see the consequences fast, gambling is called hidden addiction. Many gamblers don't recognize they have a gambling problem until it is too late.
Myth 8 – If I keep gambling my luck will change. As we said numerous times, all the games implement a Random Number Generator which means that the outcome of your next bet has nothing to do with your previous bet. If you continue to risk more you will not improve your chances of winning in any way.
Myth 9 – Today I feel lucky. Well, you are just lying to yourself. Hoping or wishing to win money has absolutely no influence on the outcome of your game.
If you or someone you know is dealing with a gambling addiction then we advise you to get in touch with one of these organizations. They will help you cope with the issue and try to work with you every step of the way.
Gamble Aware (Ireland)
GamblingTherapy (World Wide)
Gambling Help On-Line (Australia)
Responsible Gaming Council (Canada)
Center for Ludomani (Denmark)
Center for Addiction Treatment Nova Gorica (Slovenia)