We are all aware that playing slots or any form of gambling may lead to financial and other problems if it is not properly controlled.
The following may indicate signs of problem gambling:
- Spending more time and/or money than that you can afford
- Finding it difficult to stop gambling
- Losing interest in other hobbies / having gambling as your exclusive hobby
- Lying about your gambling to friends and family
- Chasing losses
- Borrowing money to fund gambling
The above list is not exhaustive and, of course, because somebody has one or two of the above mentioned behaviours, it doesn’t necessarily indicate that they are indeed a person that is a problem gambler.
Problem gamblers need all the help that they can get. Problem gambling can ruin a persons life. Organisations such as Gamcare are excellent to get such help.
But there is much more that can be done. Having access to online casinos is not going to help the problem gambler. There are tools available that block access to such material and one of these is a piece of software called Gamban. Gamban is a pay-ware solution that aims to block all online casinos.
Of course,watching any gambling material on Youtube, Twitch or any other social media site is not recommended and should be avoided at all times. It doesn’t really matter whether such material is backed by an affiliate or not. At the end of the day, watching people gamble could be the trigger for the problem gambler to make that deposit that they can ill afford to lose.
Gamban is not expensive to purchase at just £10 per computer per year.
If you are not able to afford a license for Gamban, then I am more than happy to purchase one for you. As a responsible streamer I do recognise that problem gambling exists and I do not particularly want to refer these problem gamblers to a casino.
However, I can not stop this; so if this software stops the access to the casino that I am promoting, it is a great step forward. Ideally I would like software such as Gamban to block my streaming channels but at this point in time this is unfortunately not possible.
Of course, I will not “willy nilly” buy licenses so if you genuinely are interested in this piece of software and can not afford it, then please get in touch with me.