How Online Casinos Encourage Responsible GamblingPublished May 25, 2014 by OCR Editor
The NCPG, GambleAware and GamCare are just a few of the organizations that help encourage responsible gambling activity.
While most online gambling sites do their utmost to prevent problematic gambling behavior, there are still those players that fall into the trap. For these players, the National Council on Problem Gaming (NCPG) in the United States serves as a lifeline to help them overcome this hurdle.
Created in 1972, the National Council on Problem Gambling has since then been helping Americans with problematic gambling habits, as well as creating a public awareness of the issue. While it started out before the advent of online gambling, it has become even more relevant today due to the popularity of internet gambling. Particularly important is its National Problem Gambling helpline, which is a 24-hour service to which people can call to seek advice or counseling. Over the past three years, the hotline has received approximately 21,000 calls annually.
What Casinos Can Do
Online casinos such as BETAT Casino seek to complement the NCPG's goal of responsible gaming, and thus partner with many well-known names in the online casino industry to encourage gambling responsibly.
BETAT Casino utilizes a number of services that encourage responsible gaming, such as GambleAware, GeoTrust, VeriSign and GamCare.
- Gambleaware promotes responsibility in gambling by providing information to help people make educated decisions regarding their gambling habits.
- GeoTrust is the second largest digital certificate provider in the world, serving over 100,000 customers around the world. GeoTrust secures online transactions, thus protecting players from gambling fraud.
- Verisign, recently re-branded as Symantec, also provides security and systems management. Online casinos use it to protect their customers and to manage their information against risks.
- GamCare provides information, advice, support and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.
If you know someone who has a gambling problem, you can direct them to any one of the above organizations, where he or she can receive help. These organizations are not against gambling; they are only against addictive gambling.