Supreme Ventures Limited is committed to Responsible Gaming. Our products are designed for adults, 18 years and older, and our encouragement to them is to game responsibly.
As part of our commitment to promoting responsible gaming, we are staunch and supportive partners of Rise Life Management, the only organization of its kind in Jamaica which deals with counselling and behavior change for persons with addictions of any kind. We are annual supporters of their campaign against underage gambling.
Our products are a source of entertainment, and as such we encourage gamers to use discretionary spend when gaming, or use funds that they can afford to dedicate to playing. When the fun is done, that’s usually an indication that it’s time to stop.
We also train every SVL team member on addiction, how to spot it in themselves, friends or family, to be able to (self) diagnose where potential issues are so that they can seek assistance.
Problem gambling occurs when the activity begins to affect a person’s behaviours, family and other relationships, health and finances, among others.
TIPS FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING
As promoters of responsible gaming, please see the tips below provided by Rise Life, which are to be observed at all times when engaging with gaming:
- Decide ahead of time how much money you will have to game with. Try to establish limits on how much you will spend; and only spend what you can afford to lose.
- Make informed decisions about your gaming-know and understand the odds.
- Treat the lottery play as a form or entertainment, rather than a way to make money.
- If you win big, enjoy! But remind yourself it does not happen every day. Don’t use gaming to avoid negative feelings or situations, such as anger, hurt, disappointment, frustration, depression etc.
- Keep track of how much time and money you spend on gaming. Set a time limit on how long you will game.
- Take your family and friends seriously. If they are worried about your gaming, they might be seeing something you don’t see.
- Only use your own money to game. Don’t borrow.
- Realize that in most forms of gaming you have no control over the outcome of the game- it’s random and happens by chance.
- When gaming, take break. Walk around, eat, or go outside to clear your head. Keep your head clear when you game.
- Don’t chase your loses.
- Do not game with money set aside to pay everyday expenses
- Talk to someone you trust if you are concerned about your gaming
- Don’t gamble if you are under the influence of alcohol or any other substance.
- Don’t gamble to try to escape from problems, stress or boredom in life.
HERE’S HOW TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM SO YOU CAN GET HELP
Not sure you have a problem? Ask yourself the following questions:
- Have you lost time from work due to gambling?
- Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
- Do you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
- After losing, do you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
- Do you often gamble until your last dollar is gone?
- Do you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
- Are you reluctant to use gambling money for normal expenditures?
- Does gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family?
- Do you ever or often gamble longer than you planned?
- Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?
- Does gambling cause you to have difficulty sleeping?
- Do arguments, disappointments, or frustration create within you an urge to gamble?
- Have you ever considered self-destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?
Answered yes to some, most or all? Please, seek help.
If you or someone you know needs help with a gaming/gambling problem contact:
RISE Life Management Services
57 East St. Tel : 967-3777-8
Counselling Lifeline 1888-991-4146
Website : : http://www.risejamaica.org/
All Information Treated with the Utmost Confidentiality