Safe and Secure WV Gambling
The problem of gambling is taken seriously in WV, and the state provides many resources to help gamblers. Problematic gambling is primarily an addiction to the betting process, inability to control oneself, restrain oneself when necessary, or lead a full-fledged lifestyle including work, hobbies, and healthy relationships with loved ones. Problematic gambling is followed by some financial issues in the form of property sales, debts, and job loss, as well as psychological problems, namely, emotional outbursts, dependence on gambling, raising the number of bets for the thrill, difficult relationships with friends and relatives, etc.
If you suspect yourself or someone else of problematic gambling, you can contact the Problem Gamblers Help Network WV at 1-800-GAMBLER. Here, you can get help 24/7, and if you feel that you are not ready to speak on the phone about a problem, you can reach them via email or live chat. You can also contact one of the two support groups that operate across the state — Gamblers Anonymous and GAM-ANON. Such groups are visited by hundreds of players with a gambling problem; so, you or your loved one will not be alone in the fight against it.
The most drastic way to fight problems with gambling is the self-exclusion list. It is concluded by all West Virginia casinos if a player decides that he/she cannot coexist freely with gambling within the same state. In this case, the person will not be allowed at any casino and sports betting venue, and this self-exclusion cannot be canceled.
To play responsibly, there are some tips to follow. First, it is the establishment of financial limits and bankroll management. Secondly, setting time limits, for example, one hour of play per day. Third, take breaks between games, do your hobbies, work, chat with friends. Fourth, play only in a calm and balanced state.
To ensure the safety of the casino, especially when it comes to online gambling, and not get caught by scammers, always check the casino and bookmaker license, read reviews on profile sites and player comments.