Responsible Gaming

We are happy that you have found our website www.onlinepokerrealmoney.net (OPRM.net) and we recommend that you carefully read this page as it pertains to Responsible Gaming, which outlines our obligation to keep our site visitor’s safe and share the affects of online gaming and its potential addictiveness.

We recognize that most online poker players play for fun and recreational purposes, but there is a small percentage of players may develop a potentially harmful addiction.

Before depositing money into any online poker room that is linked to from our site, you would benefit greatly from visiting the Gamblers Anonymous web site and ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Have you ever played longer than you had planned?
  2. Have you often played until your last dollar was gone?
  3. Did you ever lose time from work or school due to playing poker?
  4. Have you ever sold anything or borrowed money to finance your playing?
  5. Have you ever considered self-destruction or suicide as a result of your playing?

If you have answered “yes” to two or more of the above questions, then you may have a gambling problem, and you should seek help from Gamblers Anonymous or from a professional gambling treatment program!

If you need help, or know someone who needs help, there are many resources that offer professional assistance for problem gamblers and their families. This includes but is not limited to:

Gamblers Anonymous (World Wide) – www.gamblersanonymous.org

GamCare (UK) – www.gamcare.org.uk

Gamble Aware (Ireland) – www.gambleaware.ie

Gambling Help Online (Australia) – www.gamblinghelponline.org.au

Responsible Gaming Resource Centre (Canada) – www.rgrc.org

GamblingTherapy (World Wide) – www.gamblingtherapy.org

Please contact us directly by e-mailing us at info @ onlinepokerrealmoney.net if you have any questions regarding responsible gaming practices.

Tips for Enjoying Online Poker Responsibly

ORMP advocates the following to reduce the risk of developing a gambling problem:

– For most players, online poker should be a form of entertainment, not a way to earn an income.

– Only play with money you can afford to lose.

– Prior to sitting down and playing, set stop/loss limits and honor them when you lose the pre-determined amount.

– You need regular breaks to keep your focus at the table.

– Don’t play under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

– Never play online poker if you are not in the mood to play, it will result in you playing poorly.

– Online poker bonuses should be considered a “bonus” and not the sole reason you are playing.

– Poker shouldn’t be your life. The worst thing you can do is dedicate all your spare time to playing online poker. Balance online poker with other activities to get the balance right.

Bankroll Management

Understand the importance of bankroll management. It is perhaps even more important then playing well. You do not want to play in games that you are not properly bankrolled for. By having a sufficient number of buy-ins in your bankroll for the games you’re playing, it allows players to weather a bad run at the poker tables. Not only does it keep you in the game, you will be in a better place emotionally, since when you drop a buy-in or two, the money you’ve lost won’t mean as much to you, with it being a fairly small percentage of your total bankroll.

It would be a good idea to keep a record of your results so you can know how much money you’ve won or lost over time, and if you have lost a lot more money then you could have afforded to lose, then there is the possibility you have a gambling problem, and should see help from one of the resources listed on this page or find out if there is a support service that perhaps is provided locally to you.

Self Exclusion From Poker Sites

Do you need a break from online poker for a while to clear your head and gain some perspective on things? If you spend too much time playing poker it can impact on other parts of your life. Pretty much every poker site allows players to exclude themselves from participating in further online poker activities for a specified amount of time. If the player requests a permanent self exclusion then they will no longer be allowed to play at that site. If you want to self exclude yourself, then you should simply e-mail the support staff of the poker site and they will be able to help you out.