Most people play games of chance for recreation. There are, however, some people who have a serious gambling problem that impacts negatively on their lives and the lives of their friends and family. A person who plays excessively or obsessively may neglect a spouse, children, and friends. They might begin to perform poorly at work or school, get into debt or play with borrowed money. Problem gambling is not restricted to a particular social status, ethnic group, gender or age.
chinapools.com recognizes that while most people gamble for entertainment, a small number of people can become obsessed with playing games of chance. Even though studies suggest that only a very small percentage of the adult population encounters compulsive gambling problems, we take this matter seriously and have accordingly implemented a number of measures to address this issue:
1. chinapools.com's training program incorporates methods and techniques that assist our employees in recognizing and taking appropriate actions when they identify compulsive or underage gambling.
2. We have implemented an easy to use self-exclusion program for those who may need our assistance. Upon your request, we will cancel your membership and will prevent you from entering our casino or poker room.
3. We let you set your own maximum allowed deposit amount.
4. Upon your request, we will remove your name from our email list.
Like many things in life, activities that are enjoyable in moderation can become disastrous in excess.
Tips for gambling safely
Recreational gambling is fun. Obsessive gambling is not!
A recently published study estimates that 39% of compulsive gamblers are able to solve their gambling problem by themselves. (Hodgins, D.C., Wynne, H., & Makarcuk, K. (1999) "Pathways to recovery from gambling problems." Journal of Gambling Studies, 15, 93-104)
Recreational gambling is up to you.
Please, play responsibly!