Bingo online can be a great deal of fun for those who play. It can be exciting to win some cash and be able to spend it on things you really want.
For others, however, playing online bingo or any other type of gambling can become overwhelming. Such was the case for a man in the United Kingdom who won the jackpot after placing a £3 bet on Major Millions Dream Bingo just a few days after he lost his stove fitting job.
Like many big winners, he went on a spending spree, first taking his son on a vacation, giving a large sum of cash to a family member, and buying his parents a brand new car along with gifts to other family members.
Friends and family told him that the wisest course of action would be to invest the remaining amount of his winnings by purchasing a home for him and his son. Instead, however, he opted to try and win more money by placing bets in the tens of thousands at the bingo site via his mobile phone.
His luck had taken a turn for the worst and before he knew it he was overdrawn. The result was a depression so deep that he even contemplated suicide.
The amount of money being lost on a daily list was staggering. It finally took an intervention by his father that probably saved his life. It was then that he admitted to his father that he had lost over a quarter of a million in UK pounds (Approximately $315,000.)
The man has agreed to undergo counseling for his gambling addiction and offers advice to others warning about gambling online irresponsibly.
Most people are able to gamble online responsibly with little or no problem. They know their limits and are able to walk away. At BingoMania, we are committed to making sure that visitors to our site gamble responsibly.
We start this by insisting that everyone who plays on BingoMania is at least 18 years of age. Many of our players may have children who are not of legal age to play. We suggest on our page regarding responsible gaming to never leave your computer unattended while you are playing at BingoMania. In order to safeguard your BingoMania account information never use your browser’s save password function and make certain to completely log out after each gaming session.
Playing bingo and other games online is meant to be a form of entertainment. You can keep it entertaining and keep your own best interests in mind by maintaining a sense of self-control. Be aware of what you can responsibly spend when playing online.
To assist with this, BingoMania has controls which allow players to set a daily and monthly spending allowance. There is also the option in which players can completely lock themselves out so that when the temptation might prove to be too much, they will be kept from accessing any of BingoMania’s games.
Determining whether or not you might have a gambling addiction takes making an honest assessment of your habits. If you find that the following are true, it’s time to consider that you may have a problem:
- Gambling in order to relax or reduce stress, forget worries or manage depression
- Losing interest in everything else around you and are singularly focused on gambling or gaming
- Gambling more money more often in order to make up for past losses
- Lying to family and friends about your gambling habits and getting into arguments about gambling
- Borrowing or stealing money in order to keep gambling
- Foregoing basic needs in order to continue gambling
- Experiencing significant financial problems because of your gambling
There are many organizations that can help individuals who have a gambling addiction. In order to help keep your online gaming a fun activity, you may also contact us at BingoMania’s helpful staff at [email protected] for more information.