Internet Gambling – Is it Addictive?

Internet betting and gambling sites are a multi-billion dollar industry that will not be going away anytime soon. But why all the concern? Well, researchers believe that Internet gambling is even more addictive than traditional casino gambling. An article in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, stated: “The availability of Internet gambling may draw individuals who seek out isolated and anonymous contexts for their gambling behaviors.”  Further, Internet gambling can be associated with a high risk of addiction because of the easy access — even teenagers and children can access online casinos and betting sites. And it is considered fact that people under 25 are more likely to become addicted to gambling.

In general, if you think about it, why should any child oir even teenager, be spending any time at all on gambling websites. So they should really be blocked from accessing them in the first place. But if they do have access, and you believe something may be wrong, in the same way that you would seek treatment for an alcohol or drug problem, you need to seek treatment for a potential gambling problem. Of course the same thing goes for adults as well. There is no lack of stories of people losing their savings, homes, jobs, families over debts accumulated from online gambling.

If you suspect a loved one has a compulsive gambling problem, you should read up on recognizing the signs and symptoms of gambling addiction and ways to handle the problem in your home. Of course, any behavior that is causing problems or disrupting a person’s ability to lead a normal and healthy life, should be attended to, even if there is not an official diagnosis of an addiction.

Online Casino Guide – Collecting and Depositing Money

In online casino gambling, the fundamental target is to make huge bankrolls and win as many pots as possible. Irrespective to whether your win being big or small, at some point or another you have to collect your win, there are many ways of obtaining your wins, but most are dependent upon the financial support the online casino has in its bank balance the first place.

If you had initially paid the online casino account with a credit card, in this case, most casinos are likely to give your wins by first crediting the initial amount you had spent directly to your credit card and then later, send a check for any amount above it, it usually takes a week or more for it to be received. In the case of a money order or check used initially, then the casino would also send your winnings and deposit by check. Wins that do not exceed the original amount are more likely to be kept by the casino in your account for further deposit. These rules applied in these cases would be exactly printed and spelled out in the user agreement that you would have signed beforehand.

Since, the initial and original funding means used is highly important, as it determines the way you would be paid by eventually, it would be wise to choose appropriately to fund an account at an online casino. If your aim is to pay off the credit card, the best choice would be to fund your online casino account with the credit card as the casino will credit that account. If you want the money to be part of your bank account then you should fund your online casino account with a check and hope to win big.