How to Gamble Responsibly
Here at Kerching we love our slot games, but we love our users even more. When you log on to our site, the dynamic duo wants nothing more than for you to have the best time possible. A massive part of that is practising responsible gambling, but sometimes that can be hard to do on your own. So, we thought it would be pertinent to write on a blog on how you can gamble responsibly and the resources available to you if you ever feel at risk.
Gamble Responsibly on Kerching
There are a number of things to consider when discussing responsible gambling. To start, we’re going to examine exactly how slot machines calculate the outcome of a spin. This should help inform you of the nature of slot machines and reinforce the fact that there is no method for playing them. After that, we’ll go over a few things you can do to ensure that you are practising responsible gambling on Kerching. Finally, there a few organisations that can help with gambling-related issues who we’ll talk about.
How Slot Results are Determined
The first thing to note about online slot machines is that they use a Random Number Generator, or RNG, to supply the titles with results for a spin. The RNG is constantly generating new sequences of numbers for the game, regardless if anyone is actually playing it. The generator is not triggered by the slot machine or, in other words, a number set isn’t created specifically because you click the spin button. Rather, there are new sequences being made all the time and you will get whatever combination happens to have been made when you start a spin.
This digitised process runs entirely sperate from the game itself. It isn’t determining whether you will win or lose, it is simply giving a randomised set of numbers which will then be converted by the slot machine into symbols, icons or whatever else it's using in the paytable. To put it simply, the generator doesn’t decide if you’ll get five high paying symbols, it just creates a numerical pattern that will be converted into these symbols.
What does all this technical lingo mean for the players though? Essentially, this system means that every spin in a slot is entirely randomised and the constant nature of the process ensures that none bears any correlation to another. There is never any pattern and there are no ways to ‘play’ system. It also means that the length of your game time is also irrelevant, so no matter how long you are playing for, you will never get to a point where you are due a win. This is something you should always remember when playing a slot and understanding it is a key part of responsible gambling.
Responsible Steps to Take
Now that we've looked at the inner workings of slot machines, you might now be asking what you yourself can do to gamble responsibly. There are a few simple things you can do to make sure your online gaming is both safe and fun. First off, having a clear budget in mind before you start playing is a really good idea. This figure shouldn't be anything outlandish either, only ever spend what you are prepared to lose. It's vital not to try and chase your losses either as there is no guarantee you will even land a win.
You should always be aware of your state of mind when playing online slots as well. If you have been drinking and are under the influence as a result, then you should not play on an online gaming site. Similarly, if you have a history of mental health problems like depression or anxiety, or have recently been severely impacted by something in your life that could influence you negatively, then you should avoid gambling. Being in the right state of mind when playing our games is essential because it is the only time you can make informed decisions about your gaming experience.
Finally, even though this might seem like an obvious one, don’t spend a disproportionate amount of time playing slot games. Long, uninterrupted sessions are a bad idea for a number of reasons, not least for your bank balance. Playing for large amounts of time without stopping can often lead to people chasing their losses if they’ve not been fortunate. Remember to take regular breaks when playing and split up your game time with other activities you enjoy.
How to Identify If You’re at Risk
A lot of times, deciding that there is an issue is almost as difficult as dealing with the issue itself. For that reason, we're now going to look at some of the most common signs of someone who isn't gambling responsibly. Online gaming should only ever be for fun. If you are playing with the expectation of making money or view gambling as a source of income, then this is a sign of a problem. Additionally, gambling shouldn't be used as a form of escapism for serious issues.
If gambling is creating social problems for you, like causing a rift between you and your loved ones or if you are using livelihood funds for your playing budget. If you are using money for things like rent, bills or food for gaming then this is a sign of a serious problem. If you are borrowing money to fund your gaming then this can also be a warning sign as well.
Where to get Help
Here at Kerching, we can provide assistance should you so need it. Self-exclusion schemes can be an incredibly useful tool for those looking to regulate their gambling. This allows an individual to remove themselves from offers, advertising and other promotional materials that might be distributed amongst a user base. Self-exclusion will lock you out of your account and prevent you from playing games on the provider's site. This option is for those who feel they cannot gamble responsibly and require external limitations to stop them.
There are also a number of organisations who can help you if you think you have a problem, the biggest of which is BeGambleAware. If you have any queries or doubts, about yourself or a loved one, then this site is probably the best place to go for the answers. Remember that if you should always look for support if you feel like you need it.
Responsible Gambling Week 2019
We want you to enjoy our games, and for the vast majority of people gambling is a fun pastime. For a small number of people, gambling can stop being fun and can become a problem.
That's why we are supporting Responsible Gambling Week 2019 from 7th to the 13th November. The cross-industry initiative aims to promote safer gambling in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and we'll be helping to spread the message throughout our website, communications and social media updates.
- Discuss your gambling
- Ask about Reality Checks
- Place deposit limits on your account
- Take a Time Out
- Temporarily or *permanently exclude yourself from our Service
Our Customer Support team are well trained in all aspects of responsible gambling and are here to help you if needed.
Play Safe with Kerching
Our number one priority is that Kerching users have a great time whenever they play a game on our site. We recognise the importance that responsible gambling has in regards to this and ask that you follow the steps we've outlined here. There is nothing positive about gambling problems so please; when the fun stops, stop.