Dealing With Slots Addiction On Your Own

The 21st Century has seen a huge rise in people playing slots, and it has also naturally seen a rise in people suffering from slot addictions too. It is not really surprising when you consider how far these games have come either, these days they can be incredibly fun to play, and therefore a lot more addicting than they were before - try some games at Star Slots today!

Problem gambling is definitely on the rise, especially with things like mobile gaming becoming evermore popular these days. Back in the 20th Century people who were addicted to slots had to go to the casino, therefore making their addiction harder to carry out than today. These days online slot addicts don’t have to leave their sofa to get their fix, it is incredibly dangerous. Read ahead for a few tips on how to deal with an addiction to slots on your own. 

Dealing With Slots Addiction On Your Own

Set A Very Strict Budget playing slots

First things first, in order to combat an online slot addiction you have to be sensible from the outset, and this means setting an incredibly strict financial budget with which you gamble. It is imperative that you did this before you begin playing – we all know how easy it is to get carried away if you don’t. 

Set a budget and stick to it, ensuring that after it is spent you don’t gamble until you have worked enough to support a new budget. Some people even create a whole new bank account for their gambling exploits as it makes it easier to manage their funds in a strict manner. 

Slot time limits

Another similarly important thing to do before you begin an online slot session is to set a very strict time limit. People with slot addictions can easily play for 10+ hours at a time, and whilst this may be fun it really is not healthy. Set a timer as you begin spinning the reels and make sure you stop as soon as it goes off. 

Of course, some people will argue that this is not as easy as it looks. They are right in some ways, but that should never be an excuse not to send a time limit. Lots of online casino sites let you set a time limit on the site itself, after it is done you will be automatically logged out – something we definitely recommend doing. 

Other hobbies than online gambling 

One thing that all online slot addicts suffer from is an absence of any other hobby apart from gambling. You must make sure you have other hobbies otherwise you will find it so much harder to quit online slot gambling or to reduce it. 

Try And See Friends & Family As Much As Possible 

Never underestimate the power of friends and family when it comes to dealing with an addiction, as these people will always be the first to try and help you. Try and see them as much as you can, it will be nice for you and will also stop you from being able to play slots all the time.

(Last Updated On: January 1, 2020)

By Dr. Declan Pouros

A senior academic researcher, reviewer, and editor, Dr. Declan Pouros is also an internationally accredited psychotherapist. He earned his PhD in Psychological Counseling and Guidance, and in the years since, he has taught in the Department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance himself. He has also authored papers that have gone on to appear in such world-renowned journals as the European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Psychological Reports, the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. Asia Pacific Psychiatry, and Computers in Human Behaviour.