Casumo cares - Looking out for Responsible GamblingTuesday, May 23, 2017 11:35
You’d be hard pressed to find an online gaming website that doesn’t have the obligatory warnings against irresponsible gaming. The most popular of which seems to be ‘When the fun stops, stop’ which is a great message to put across and it is fantastic that so many sites embrace it. What is even better, however, is something that is pretty unique to Casumo casino, the site has a whole section on the dangers and consequences of irresponsible gaming and advice from experts on what to do if you think you or a friend may have overstepped that invisible line. The info is presented in a non-judgemental and friendly way too which really shows how Casumo have gone above and beyond their call of duty and how much they care about their customer.
Unlike many sites would this section of the website is not hidden away in some dark recess that you need to press a certain number of buttons in the right order to access. The ‘Play Okay’ page is located front and centre for all to see, the first sign of a responsible website. It is extremely easy to reach on the mobile site, it is listed as the fourth option on the sidebar menu after ‘Log in’ ‘Sign up’ ‘Game browser’ and ‘Contact us’.
When you open the first page of the ‘Play Okay section you are immediately received by the words ‘Play responsibly’ printed in bold text to really burn the idea into your head once and for all. This simple yet effective step sets up the tone for the rest of the section nicely by being both common-sense and presented to you in a somewhat stern manner so that you know what is to follow is of large importance.
After a quick paragraph detailing what is on offer through this section of the site, there are four options for further reading; ‘I think I might be playing too much’, ‘I think that a friend or someone in my family plays too much’, ‘Set your limits and reduce the risk’ and ‘Read more and contact’. Each of these when clicked on brings you to a page with wise words and advice on their different topics.
The ‘I think I might be playing too much’ tab does not intend on preaching to the player but instead treats you like an adult by presenting you with the necessary factors to help you figure out if you have a problem or not. These factors are not just invented by Casumo however, they are taken directly from the DSMIV, a handbook that aims to help with the diagnosis of addictions and other such afflictions. Here it lays out the key signifiers of irresponsible gaming so you can make an internal checklist for those that apply to you. Casumo recommends that you find that 3-4 of these signifiers apply to you then you should look for external help to resolve the issue.
Additional Help Sections
The second section of the ‘Play Okay’ menu is the ‘I think that a friend or someone in my family plays too much’ part. Here they give warning signs that help you to identify if someone you know might be having problems with online gaming, time spent, money spent, mood and behaviour. It again recommends contacting a professional to work out the issue.
The Casumo site also allows players to ‘Set limits and reduce the risk’. Here they put the power into your hands and the section detailing it in the website works as a reminder that they are there to help you.
One of the most important sections of the ‘Play Okay’ tab is the ‘Read More and Contact' section. Here the site links you to the very people who can help you with an addiction and provide you with more information on how to combat it.
The whole ‘Play Okay’ page is an interesting read even if you don’t suspect yourself or someone in your family has a problem. The fact that it even exists is a ringing endorsement for the Casumo brand and really shows that they care about the players.