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Responsible Gambling

Gamble responsibly while gambling with pleasure

CopyBet holds information about all potential risks related to gambling and we have to make sure our clients are aware of them as well. Our goal is to make gambling become an excited entertainment for our clients, however it will an entertainment as long as gamblers are in control of the situation.

You like gambling… Why not?

Gambling may cause personal, social, and financial problems to some people, or sometimes even impair their health. We’re trying to persuade each and every of our clients to treat gambling responsibly and always ready to help them in case of any negative situations.

In order for our clients to have only positive experience working with the CopyBet platform, we offer them comprehensive information about self-control and high tolerance for stress:

You have to gamble responsibly even when you are absolutely sure that you don’t have any problems with gambling.

How do I gamble responsibly?

In order for you to get only positive emotions from gambling, CopyBet recommends you to stick to the following simple principles:

  • Think of gambling as a leisure activity, but not a real way to make money.
  • Remember that gambling always has an element of a chance, that’s why there are no way to gamble without losing.
  • Set your own limits for bets before gambling and regularly check them to see the amount of money you deposited to and withdrew from your account.
  • Keep a close watch on the amount of time you spend playing and reduce it if necessary.
  • Gamble only what you can afford to lose – money to be paid for utilities or other planned expenditures mustn’t sponsor your gambling activities.
  • Stop gambling if your key goal is to win back your losses – sooner or later, it will result in more problems.
  • If gambling becomes your only form of entertainment, you should stop and consider whether you are still having fun.
  • Take regular breaks from gambling in order to prevent it from becoming a continuous waste of money and time.
  • Don’t gamble when you are upset or depressed, as it can impair decision-making and result in further mistakes.
  • Don’t gamble when under the influence of alcohol or medicine, or after a rehab stint.

Gambling becomes a problem when it endangers or causes damages to family, personal, or business relationships of a gambler. Usually, such person is said to have lost more time and money gambling than they could afford.

So, what’s the problem with gambling? Are there any warning signs?

In case you’re worried that gambling has significant negative influence on your everyday life, check the following list of questions and they may help you to deal with the situation:

  • Do you view gambling only as a source of income?
  • Has anyone criticized your gambling enthusiasm or called you a gambling addict?
  • Do you neglect your personal needs (eating, sleeping, etc.) due to gambling?
  • Did you start gambling because you had been bored or sad for a long time?
  • Do failures and disappointments force you to gamble?
  • Do you gamble alone for a long time?
  • Being excited by gambling, do you neglect your work and study at university?
  • Did you have to lie intentionally about the amount of money or time wasted on gambling?
  • Did you steal, sell possessions, avoid paying bills, or borrow money in order to continue gambling?
  • Do you reluctantly spend money intended for gambling on something else?
  • Are you no more interested in your loved ones, friends, or hobbies due to gambling?
  • After losing, do you feel like trying to win back your losses as soon as possible?
  • Is it difficult for you to stop gambling when you are overcome by emotions?
  • If you run out of money while gambling, do you become demoralized and feel like starting to gamble again as soon as possible?
  • Do you gamble to the last penny even without leaving yourself a little bit for a cup of coffee?
  • Have you been depressed or thought of committing suicide due to gambling?

The more "yes", answers you have, the higher the probability that you really have problems with gambling. If you come to a conclusion that gambling is no longer an entertainment and causes a lot of problems to your everyday life, we’ll do our best to help you to handle this situation. If you need to talk to someone and tell about your potential or already-existing gambling problems, contact any organization listed in "Help and Support" section.

Profile deletion

Gambling is considered as an entertainment and should bring joy and pleasure, the same as watching favorite TV shows, dancing, listening to music, painting, art, etc. If you don’t feel like gambling at CopyBet anymore, or you are disappointed, worried, or even depressed, maybe it’s time to take a break and think whether you should continue doing it or not.

Under such circumstances, the best decision will be to delete your CopyBet profile, for a while or permanently. This will help you to fight your gambling addiction.

To delete your profile, go to "My Profile", page and switch off "Profile is active" field. After your profile is deleted, you will not be able to log into CopyBet as a participant. If you consider this option as some kind of a break and would like to restore it, contact our Customer Support Service by emailing to info@copybet.com.

Restrictions for minors

By creating a CopyBet profile and starting to use the platform, a client confirms that they are 18 years of age or older. We reserve the right to check the age of any client and deny them in providing our services if there are any reasons to doubt the age they specify during the registration. In case this condition is violated, your profile will be blocked until the clarification of all necessary information.

CopyBet recommends to prevent minors from getting access to the platform, which is related to gambling websites. If you share your computer with your friends or family members and some of them are under 18 years of age, please check out the following filtering software:

Net Nanny — www.netnanny.com
CyberPatrol — www.cyberpatrol.com
CYBERsitter — www.cybersitter.com

Help and support

If you are worried that somebody in your family members or among friends spends too much time or money gambling, we recommend to contact one of the organizations that provide confidential counseling in issues regarding gambling:

GamCare — www.gamcare.org.uk
Gamblers Anonymous — www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk
Gambling Therapy Helpline — www.gamblingtherapy.org
GamAnon — www.gam-anon.org
GamBlock — www.gamblock.com
Responsible Gambling Trust — www.responsiblegamblingtrust.org.uk

Our clients have an opportunity to view contents of this page every time they need to. In addition to this, all our employees take corresponding training courses and are informed of responsible gambling. If you need help, you can always contact our Customer Support Service using "Support" icon in the bottom right corner of the page, which is available after you log into your Profile, or ask your question by emailing to info@copybet.com.

The most common myths about gambling

  • The more you gamble, the more likely it is you will win
    Longer gambling practice does not have any impact on the outcome of the next event. You can increase your chances of winning only in certain types of betting by understanding how the odds work and applying efficient game strategies, but even by doing this, you cannot guarantee the positive outcome.
  • If you keep gambling long enough, you will eventually win all your money back
    The more you gamble, the more likely it is you will lose even more money. Gambling should be just an enjoyable leisure activity experience and form only a part of your overall recreational expenditures, but not replace it completely.
  • Knowing a game will increase your chance of winning
    Regardless of how well you know a game or a sport, there is always an element of chance. After all, there are no two similar games and even when the same participants are playing in the same place, results will never be identical.
  • Keeping track of previous results systematically can help you figure out the next result
    You can use statistics of past contests for creating your own prediction, but eventually its success will be determined by the outcome and not vice versa.

Useful tips

  • Gamble for fun, not for making money
    There are thousands of different games to enjoy again and again. But sometimes your aspiration to chase the potential reward can outshine the fun. Not a single game should be ever used as a solution to any financial problems due to a great deal of unpredictable events that may influence the outcome.
  • Stick to your budget
    Time flies when you’re having fun, as well as may your funds involved in gambling. Unwittingly, you can find yourself in situation when you can’t tell your friends and loved ones how much you’re spending on gambling. It can be a strong indication you’re gambling way too much. So set your gambling budget and stick to it, never gambling more than you can safely afford.
  • Set your alarm clock
    How many times have you forgotten to do something because you were so desperately waiting for the latest results on gorse racing or watching an exciting football game? We recommend you to set an alarm clock for some particular time at the beginning of the game, just like an alarm for waking up in the morning. It’s a simple trick to control your engagement in games, and not to lose touch with reality.
  • It’s a marathon, not a sprint
    Losing is as much a part of gambling as winning, and if you’re losing, the overriding temptation is to continue gambling to win back your losses. You better listen to the voice of reason and take a break to clear your head.
  • The only mood is a good mood
    Gamble only when you’re clear headed and able to concentrate 100% on a game. Feeling depressed, upset, or embarrassed will affect your decision making leading to mistaken decisions.
  • Stop and listen to birds
    The fun from gambling can fade over time and you may get the urge to raise the stakes to artificially create excitement. Such behavior can cause a "domino effect" when gambling and you won’t be able to stop. That’s why, it might be the perfect moment to take a break from gambling to relax, have rest, spend time with your family, or just go for a walk.
  • Don’t mix gambling with alcohol and smoking
    Alcohol and smoking cloud your mind and prevent from making decisions. Gamble only when you are able to concentrate 100%.
  • Real life should come first
    Gambling should be only a form of entertainment and never be used as an escape from reality. Even when gambling, always be realistic.
  • How much is "too much"?
    Firstly, ask yourself honesty – "How much money can I risk losing while gambling without it affecting my other financial costs like rent, food, car repair, and other everyday expenses?" Secondly, "How much spare time can I spend on gambling compared to how much time I actually spend playing?" Possibly, answers to these questions will tell you that you don’t actually spend as much time and money on gambling as you thought you did. If no negative tendencies have yet appeared in your life because of gambling, maybe it’s time to act preventively and find time for self-control.