Our Commitment to Responsible Gambling

Last Updated: May 2024


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Responsible Gambling

Whilst for most people, gambling is a fun activity done in their free time, for some people, gambling can become a serious problem. Everyone should make sure that the way they gamble does not create any harm to themselves and the people around them. Our responsible gambling section will provide you with tips on how to gamble safely. You can also find information on global help organisations and resources should you or someone you know need support.

What Is Responsible Gambling?

At CasinoTopsOnline, we are committed to promoting safe and responsible gambling as we implement several initiatives to make sure we equip you with all the information and tools to have a safer gambling experience.

Some of these initiatives include only promoting licensed and trustworthy casinos, rating and scoring the casino brands using our rating process, CasinoTopsOnline TrustScore and providing help and tips so that you can play online safely.

Our Responsible Gambling Pledge

Responsible Gambling refers to taking the necessary steps so that your gambling activities are done in a way to minimise the risk of experiencing gambling problems. Trustworthy casinos offer many tools and information on how you can play at their site safely. Several authorities including the Malta Gaming Authority and the United Gambling Commission enforce Responsible Gambling related regulations such as mandatory tools and limits that a casino has to offer to its players.

Tips for Betting Online

Following these tips can help you stay safe when gambling:

Set Time and Monetary Limits Before You Start Gambling

By setting time and monetary limits in advance, you can control how much time and money you’re spending on gambling. Once your allocated time is up or you’ve reached your deposit/loss limit, call it and quit. It’s also recommended to take breaks so that you do not lose track of time.

Play with Money You Can Afford to Lose

Just like you budget for monthly expenses, you should allocate money for gambling from your entertainment budget. If you cannot set aside money for gambling avoid using money that you would need to pay necessities such as rent, bills, food and medicines. Most importantly do not borrow money from other people to gamble.

Do Not Chase Your Losses

If you’re having a bad run, the best thing to do is to switch off and walk away. Chasing your losses until you win some of the money back could result in bigger losses. This could make you stressed and upset which in turn will make it harder for you to focus and make clear decisions.

Play for Fun. Gambling Should Not Be Used for Income

Gambling is not a way to make money, in the long run, the casino venue or site is the one making the money. Gambling should be a leisure activity. We recommend that you balance gambling with other hobbies so that it won’t be the only pastime during your free time.

Do Not Gamble Under the Influence

Having good judgement and a clear head is important to ensure safe gambling. Gambling under the influence will lower your resolve and make it easier for you to lose control and make irrational decisions.

Be Aware of Emails Advertising Free Deposits and Giveaways

These emails are sent with the idea of luring players back to the casino site and encouraging them to log back on and gamble. To avoid receiving these emails, you can send a message to customer support opting out from being sent marketing material or you can self-exclude yourself so that you are unable to continue gambling and as a result, stop receiving such emails.

Do Not Chase Tier Rewards

The concept of tier rewards is that with each higher tier, the better the rewards will be. However, to climb to a higher level, you would need to wager a big amount every time. Many of these tiers are only achievable for high-rollers (persons who spend large amounts of money on gambling).

Play Safe Appeal

Gambling can become addictive. We urge you to gamble responsibly and to stop when it’s no longer fun. If you start noticing any problem gambling signs, it is recommended to speak out and seek help.