For many people. visiting a casino is a fun and enjoyable form of entertainment and one of the things that makes the experience exciting Is the element of risk and the chance to win, or to lose money. With any risk-taking activity it is important to ensure that you do not lose control. and for a small minority. gambling can become a problem. The temptation to keep trying your luck. or re-experience an early win may become irresistible. It's when you lose control of your gambling that it ceases to be an enjoyable social experience.
If each time you win. you find that you spend your winnings on more gambling, and if you lose. you desperately continue. hoping that a 'big win' is just around the corner, you may need to take stock of your gaming. If gambling has taken over your life and dominates your thoughts, if you cannot stop until you have run out of money or if you have lost relationships, friends, possessions or jobs as a result of your gambling then you may find the following information may helpful.
At Coral Island Casino we are committed to helping our customers stay in control and there are some simple steps you can take to ensure gaming remains a safe and enjoyable experience.
Ask yourself the following questions to help understand if gambling is becoming an issue for you.
If you answer 'yes' to any of the above, the greater the likelihood that your gambling may be an issue. It is essential that you speak to someone about this.
You can also complete the ‘GamTest’ at www.gamcare.org.uk/understanding-gambling-problems/self-assessment-tool
Firstly, be honest with yourself and with others about your concerns and gambling habits. Taking responsibility and seeking help is vital to ensure that you and those close to you are not negatively impacted by your gambling. The following outlines some steps you can take to begin to address any concerns around your gambling.
SENSE - Self Exclusion (Casinos)
The SENSE self-exclusion programme is available for anyone who may be experiencing gambling problems to enrol in a scheme to exclude themselves nationally from all land-based casinos in Great Britain licensed by the Gambling Commission. For information and details on how to self-exclude yourself from Casinos please visit;
BISES – Self Exclusion (Bingo)
The BISES self-exclusion programme is available for anyone who may be experiencing gambling problems to enrol in a scheme to exclude themselves nationally from all land-based licensed Bingo premises in the UK. For information and details on how to self-exclude yourself from Bingo premises please visit;
GamCare operate the National Gambling Helpline and offer confidential information, advice and support for anyone harmed by gambling in Great Britain. The Helpline is open 24 hours every day on Freephone 0808 8020 133 or via Live Chat. Advisers will listen to you; they won’t judge and your conversation is confidential.
GambleAware offer free, confidential help and support to anyone who’s worried about their – or someone else’s – gambling.