Do you have a gambling problem? Please seek help and call 1-800-GAMBLER (in the US)
1. Responsible Gaming and Player Protection
ASD is committed to our users playing responsibly with our affiliated partners and sportsbooks. It’s important to
always bet within your budget and limits and to experience real-money betting experience as a form of enjoyable and
responsible entertainment. Our users and players in general should never be required or feel pressured to gamble or
risk their money and welfare when betting. Gambling is never an answer or responsible way to deal with personal or
financial problems and we would like to make clear that if you are depressed, at financial risk or otherwise mentally or
emotionally vulnerable you should always refrain from gambling and seek support from your family, friends or
professional services. Gambling can be damaging to anybody. Please always gamble responsibly and safely.
2. What are the risks of gambling?
- One of the main risks of gambling to people and their families is financial. Gamblers who are unable to control
their gaming behaviors can rapidly find themselves spending their own and other’s funds and savings, or
indebting themselves via credit cards and loans in order to continue playing and chasing losses.
- At risk Gamblers habitually lie about their destructive behavior to their families, friends and colleagues. They
may end up losing their loved ones and friendships as a result of breaking people’s trust.
- Gamblers are at a high risk of developing severe emotional and physical problems, including depression and
- Gamblers put their employment and livelihoods at risk.
3. What are the signs of at risk gamblers?
a. Financial and material
- Funds missing from personal or other financial accounts, including household cash
- Domestic items and valuables missing, such as jewelry
- An inability to save money or not being able to cover ongoing household and living expenses
- Needing to borrow money or take out multiple loans that are not repaid
- Credit card debt and taking on new credit cards
- Hiding or ignoring financial records and bills
- Lack of utilities and food in the home
B. Behavioral signs
- Becoming increasingly withdrawn from friends and family
- Being unable to perform at work or in a home setting
- Seeming constantly or intermittently worried, aggressive or emotional
- Reporting feeling hopeless, depressed, frustrated or suicidal
- Changes in personal behaviors – sleeping, eating, or sexual relationship patterns
- Controlling and/or manipulative behavior
- Seeking to manipulate or threaten others to mask behaviors or coerce others
- Spending increased amounts of time gambling or betting online or in physical casinos
- Unexplained absences from home or the workplace
- Regularly being late for commitments
- Taking a lot of sick days or days off
- A general inability to set and do regular daily or periodical tasks in a timely manner
4. Gambling myths and facts
Fact: Problem gamblers can gamble frequently or intermittently. Problem gamblers can be identified
by their overall behaviors by looking at the outlined signs they might display.
Myth: Problem gamblers gamble at any opportunity and on anything
Fact: Problem gambling can take on any shape – there are no set rules or patterns. Seemingly
reasonable gambling behavior might mask a particular compulsion – such as the need to wager less
frequently but with significant sums or a disinterest in sports wagering but a compulsion for types of
Myth: Gambling or betting is not really a problem if the gambler can afford it.
Fact: Even if a person can arguably afford to gamble, there may be other costs to that person.
Problems may manifest themselves if they negatively affect a person’s mental or physical well-being
or those around them, such as a loss of trust with family and friends or other negative behaviors.
Myth: Problem gamblers are irresponsible people.
Fact: Problem gamblers, like many addicts or persons with emotional issues can behave in a
responsible manner and hold important social or professional positions. This does not mean that such
people are invulnerable to developing gambling problems. Problem gambling may be periodic or
episodic, or manifest over a long period of time, eventually leading to the outlined risks, sometimes
when it’s too late.
Myth: Children are not affected by problem gambling.
gambling problems too. Children of problem gamblers are at a higher risk of developing health related
behaviors, even if they are not gambling themselves, including substance abuse, eating disorders,
depression and suicidal thoughts.
Myth: External factors always drive problem gambling
Fact: Most problem gamblers are ordinary people living normal lives who eventually find themselves
in trouble. Problem gamblers are skilled in excusing or hiding their gambling, including blaming others
or lying about their behaviors. There is no defined reasons or factors why people turn into problem
gamblers and their compulsion may not be driven by external or logical factors.
Myth: Solving a gambler’s financial issues and debts is the most important step to recovery
Fact: Finding solutions to financial issues caused by problem gambling is very important but does not
solve the underlying physical or mental damage affecting problem gamblers. Problem gamblers will
revert to their gambling behaviors if these are not addressed in their totality – for example by seeking
Myth: Problem gambling is easy to recognize.
Fact: Problem gambling is an addiction similar to other forms. Symptoms and effects can often be
hidden for very long times and don’t always manifest themselves like alcohol and drug abuse. Many
problem gamblers themselves do not recognize they have a gambling problem
5. Support for at-risk or problem gamblers
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call 1-800-GAMBLER
Your friends and family are always there to talk too. You can also seek professional help via local, state and national
6. Know your limits
When playing or betting with our partner sites, we always encourage you to gamble responsibly and within your financial and personal limits.
- Gambling and betting are meant to be forms of entertainment. Always set a budget and bet within it.
- Never wager to chase or recover losses.
- Walk away when you have met those limits or are not enjoying the experience. Step away and seek the company of friends and family.
- Always take reasonable breaks from gambling. It’s always better if you can step away days at a time.
- Never gamble if you are physically or emotionally vulnerable.
- Never gamble if it interferes with work or family responsibilities.
- Never gamble under the influence of alcohol or drugs or if you are recovering from substance abuse.
- Always decide upon and use the available tools to set deposit, wager and time limits for yourself
7. Setting limits
Players are generally asked to set responsible gaming limits on their online gambling accounts. The following limits can be set for daily, weekly or monthly time frames:
- Deposit Limits – Players can limit the amount of money they deposit into their account within a selected timeframe.
- Wagering Limits – Players can limit the amount of money they can wager within a selected timeframe.
- Time Limits – Players can limit the amount of time they logged into their preferred site/app
All online gambling sites and sportsbooks allow players to self-exclude at any time, either through their gaming account or from their state regulatory body where available. Self-exclusion periods may vary per site. In some states, in-person exclusion can be completed in order to also self-exclude from onsite activities for the requested period.
9. Terms of Service
Always read the Terms of Service with any site you gamble with. Please also refer to ASDs Terms of Service.
10. Underage Gambling
It’s a criminal offense for anyone under the age of 21 to gamble.
11. Federal Prohibitions/Restrictions
You must be physically present in the state in which sportsbook and gaming is permitted.