Gambling “responsibly” means different things for different people. Everyone has their own idea of what “responsible” and “safe” and “fun” look like.
Regardless of what responsible gambling means to you versus someone else, common themes might exist. Some common RG themes might be that…
- decisions about gambling are informed
- money used to gamble isn’t needed for something else
- players are savvy about how gambling works and aren’t subject to the common false beliefs that can get people into trouble
- players have awareness about how they are feeling when they gamble to make sure that they aren’t becoming frustrated, anxious, or depressed.