The disease of the game exists, ludopathy. Affected individuals, to continue playing gambling, are ready to make loans, to borrow, to continue to satisfy their dependence.
It’s nice to play a game of money, but certainly not on credit! Especially when there is one who cheats.
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- Solutions to stop betting online or playing at the casino
- Online gambling and betting in France
- Tips for making money at gambling
- Over-indebtedness and gambling
- Little history of gambling
- Infographic about the risks of gambling
Definition, according to the French law, of game of chance: “is a game of chance a paying game where the chance predominates on the skill and the combinations of the intelligence to obtain the gain”.
Online gambling promotes over-indebtedness
The disease of the game has a name: it is ludopathy. The Ludophyte, a person suffering from ludopathy can recognize himself when the game becomes for him gradually a need rather than a pleasure, that this need is stronger than his will to stop, even if the consequences are harmful, as much for the player as for for his family. This psychiatric illness, also known as “compulsive gambling” or “pathological gambling” has been recognized since 1980 by the US Psychiatric Association. As a disease, it is important to understand that people affected by it no longer have the same judgment as someone who is not affected by gambling, and have behaviors that seem totally illogical.
Make a loan between individuals
Article 30 of the law n ° 2010-476 on the opening to the competition and the regulation of the gambling sector on line, published in the Official Journal of Thursday, May 13, 2010, forbids anything it is purely and simply the game on credit.
The game on credit is prohibited.
It is forbidden for any gaming operator holding the authorization referred to in Article 21 as well as any officer, corporate officer or employee of such an operator to lend money to players or set up directly or indirectly devices that allow players to lend to each other. The site of the licensed online gaming operator may not contain any advertising in favor of a company that may make money loans to players or allow inter-player lending or any link to the site of such business.
Free credit to play
As a promotional medium for their gambling site, some gaming companies “offer” money as a ” welcome gift ” to new players. It is therefore proposed to offer new members a sum of money to test the site, and the online bet. It’s for me, and for the blog of the credit, a commercial practice harmful! It is an incentive even to go to vice. The site plays the role of the person who offers his first cigarette to a teenager, to get an idea, or the first seal.
Get credit when playing money games
I was recently reading on a forum the story of a person who was asking for a loan from his bank while playing gambling. This person was not a ludopathe, she was not a “gambling addict”. But his banker, studying his statement of account, as he played gambling, and simply refused to give him credit. The banker is perfectly entitled to it, if he considers that the profile of his client is too risky. Banks are not a charity institution, and more and more are empowered in case of overly lax loans: it is almost normal that it refuses to lend money to someone who exhibits risky behavior.
If you play gambling, the bank may refuse you a loan.
Banks prevent, as a matter of fact, many people to make mistakes, or find themselves with a debt overhang of the Bank of France on the back. Before playing large sums of money on games of chance, we must think, even if we are not dependent (or believe that we are not).
In addition to the prohibition issued by the Ministry, a casino has the right to refuse entry to people they do not consider they should come. This is the ANPR file (“not to receive”) where everyone has the right to register as well. We can modulate this inscription, saying for example that we would have the right to come only on Friday, or the first of the month, etc. This is an arrangement with the casino, which, contrary to what is believed, has no interest in having a lot of problem gamblers.
The national file contained more than 26,000 people in 2006. The vast majority, 90%, are voluntary prohibitions. The others are bans at the request of casinos, for cheating and scandal.
Offers an explanatory infographic of the risks of gambling.