Although most people have limits when it comes to real-world gambling such as they can’t spend most of their waking life in an actual casino, many of those limits don’t apply when it comes to gambling online. All you need is an internet connection, a credit card and a computer and you have a way of winning – or losing – a considerable amount of money.
I’ve spoken to many gambling addicts who had their habit under control until they discovered online gambling. Because it was so much easier than real-world pkv games, many of them found it almost impossible to resist the urge to log on and start spending their cash.
If this sounds like you, there are things you can do in the attempt to control your online gambling. Firstly, if you have a large number of credit cards and you think you’ll be tempted to regularly use them, destroy or give up as many of them as you can, without impeding your normal lifestyle. In my experience, if you have excess money there and you’re a problem gambler, you’ll most likely use it. The less excess cash you have at your disposal, the less likely you’ll waste it.
Try just gambling for fun. If you have the urge to gamble and you have a fear of losing money, simply log onto an online casino and click the play for fun option so that you won’t be actually gambling with your hard-earned. This will trick your mind into believing it’s already getting its ‘fix’ of gambling.
The best thing I can honestly recommend for someone wishing to get out of the habit is to find another hobby that takes up a considerable portion of your time. The more occupied your mind is, the less you’ll be thinking about gambling.
Lastly, if it’s getting too serious a problem, there’s nothing better you can do than to seek help from a professional. They’re usually great at what they do and will steer you on a course that will hopefully benefit you in the future.