How Much Gambling Is Too Much Gambling?

Posted on: November 23, 2016

Too much of anything is bad. Drinking too much, eating too much, thinking too much, being too confident, being too nice – anything, good or bad! There is always a necessary limit for anything. The same is true for gambling. Too much gambling is bad. But how much gambling is too much gambling?

Gambling in moderation is a recreational activity. With enough luck, you can even take home more than what you had when you came in. But gamble too much and without control and you will risk losing all your cash-on-hand, and if you brought along your debit or credit card, you might even endanger your savings or become in debt.

We can say that too much gambling is going beyond your discretionary income. One’s discretionary income is the money that a person can freely spend or save. It is derived from one’s disposable income, or the net income after having deducted the income tax and other charges. From the disposable income, you will get the discretionary income by deducting all the necessities like food, rent, utilities, and other necessary expenses. In other words, discretionary income is that part of your salary that you could have considered savings because you have already paid all your obligations. This is the amount of money that you can freely spend without putting any financial obligation at risk of not being paid.

To ensure that you don’t gamble too much, we have come up with some tips for you. By following these tips, you can enjoy your casino time, worrying about nothing while you play. Here are some Capitol Casino tips on responsible gambling:

  1. Limit the amount of money you can gamble with.

Most gamblers go into any casino with a plan to play with just a certain amount of money. But when they get hyped up, some spend all they have, or worse, they even use their debit cards or credit cards.

Again, think about your discretionary income. Calculate just really how much you can freely spend on activities such as gambling. But don’t spend all your discretionary income so that you may have money in case there is a need for surprise expenses! Also, don’t bring your credit card and debit card so you won’t be tempted to use them.

  1. Have reasonable judgment.

Whether winning or losing, you are bound to have that feeling that you are going beyond your comfort zone. Trust your judgment – more often than not, your own conscience is telling you that you have had enough.

Also, don’t have too much to drink as this will cloud your judgment. Not only that, you will also be putting yourself in danger when you go home if you are too drunk.

  1. Accept both wins and losses

Whether you are winning or losing, know how much is too much. Don’t go beyond how much you plan to win or lose.

When you reach your losing limit, don’t try to recover by playing again – you might end up with a greater loss. Accept your loss and know that this is just a game.

When you reach your win limit (except of course if one win got you so much more (but after than consider stopping), don’t try to win some more because you might just lose what you already won.

Capitol Casino: A place for responsible gambling

You may think it is strange for a casino to give you tips on how to gamble responsibly, but at Capitol Casino, we care about our players. Capitol Casino offers fun with a chance to take home prizes, and we want you to enjoy your time here. Come join us at Capitol Casino for some great, responsible gambling! Come in today!