Responsible Gambling

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Stay Informed, Bet Responsibly

Welcome to our Responsible Gambling Guide category page, your go-to resource for promoting safe and informed betting practices. Whether you're new to gambling or a seasoned player, our comprehensive guides are designed to help you make informed decisions and maintain control over your gambling habits. Enrich yourself with our expertly crafted articles, covering everything from using betting bonuses responsibly to recovering from gambling losses. Explore our guides to ensure a balanced and mindful approach to your betting activities. 

Responsible Gambling Guides

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The Responsible Gambling Badge of Approval: Ensuring Integrity in Affiliates
The Responsible Gambling Badge of Approval: Ensuring Integrity in Affiliates
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Gambling Addiction Hotlines
Gambling Addiction Hotlines
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How to Use Welcome Bonuses, Responsibly
How to Use Welcome Bonuses, Responsibly
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How To Use The Early Cashout, Responsibly
How To Use The Early Cashout, Responsibly
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How to Use Sportsbook Rewards Programs, Responsibly
How to Use Sportsbook Rewards Programs, Responsibly
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How to Use Risk-Free Bets, Responsibly
How to Use Risk-Free Bets, Responsibly
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How to Use Parlay Bonuses, Responsibly
How to Use Parlay Bonuses, Responsibly
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How to Use Odds Boosts, Responsibly
How to Use Odds Boosts, Responsibly
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How to Use Match Bonuses, Responsibly
How to Use Match Bonuses, Responsibly
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How to Use Bonus Bets, Responsibly
How to Use Bonus Bets, Responsibly
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What Are Responsible Gambling Tools And Why You Should Use Them
What Are Responsible Gambling Tools And Why You Should Use Them
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How To Completely Block Gambling Websites On All Your Devices?
How To Completely Block Gambling Websites On All Your Devices?
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How to Stop Gambling
How to Stop Gambling
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How To Recover From Gambling Loss
How To Recover From Gambling Loss
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Ten Tips for Separating Betting Funds from Personal Finances
Ten Tips for Separating Betting Funds from Personal Finances

Responsible Gambling = Safer Betting Experience

Our mission is to provide you with the tools and knowledge to make responsible bets, creating an environment where you can enjoy the thrill of betting without compromising your well-being. Our guides are meticulously researched and written by our experts to ensure you have access to the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Key Topics Covered in Our Guides:

  1. Understanding Responsible Gambling: Gain insights into what responsible gambling is and why it is crucial for maintaining a healthy relationship with betting.
  2. Identifying Problem Gambling: Learn to recognize the signs of problem gambling and discover practical steps to address these issues before they escalate.
  3. Effective Money Management: Explore strategies for separating betting funds from personal finances and managing your gambling budget effectively.
  4. Utilizing Gambling Tools: Discover the various responsible gambling tools available, such as self-exclusion, deposit limits, and time management features, to help you stay in control.
  5. Seeking Help and Support: Access information on gambling addiction hotlines and support groups that can provide assistance when needed.

A Balanced Approach to Gambling

By exploring our guides, you'll understand how to balance the excitement of betting with responsible practices. We emphasize the importance of setting limits, knowing when to take breaks, and using available tools to manage your gambling activities. Our goal is to help you enjoy betting as a fun and recreational activity rather than a source of stress or financial strain.

Responsible gambling is not just about avoiding losses; it’s about creating a sustainable and enjoyable betting experience that enhances your overall well-being.

Practical Tips and Strategies

Our guides offer practical tips and strategies for using various betting features and bonuses responsibly. Whether you're interested in a specific sportsbook, a welcome bonuses, or sportsbook rewards programs, we provide detailed advice on how to use these offers while staying within your limits.

Recovery and Support

If you've experienced gambling losses, our guides offer supportive strategies to help you recover financially and emotionally. We cover steps to regain control, rebuild your finances, and seek professional help if needed. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive resource for all aspects of responsible gambling, ensuring you have the support and information you need at every stage of your betting journey.

Meet Our Authors

Paruyr Shahbazyan began his business career in 2000 as a private entrepreneur. Over thirteen years, he developed a deep understanding for business and leadership, laying a solid foundation for his professional journey.

In 2013, Paruyr stepped into the sports and betting industry as the founder and president of Bookmaker Rating. This online mass media platform, which he led until 2020, focused on providing in-depth analysis and insights in sports betting, earning a reputation for its quality content. 

Continuing his innovative approach in 2022, Paruyr co-founded Azuro, a decentralized betting protocol. This venture showcases his dedication to integrating advanced technology in the evolving landscape of sports betting. Through these diverse experiences, Paruyr has continuously influenced and shaped the betting industry, driving new trends and setting high standards.

 ExperienceYear
Engaged in private entrepreneurship2000-2013
Founder and President at Bookmaker Rating, an online platform focused on sports and betting2013-2020
Co-founder at Azuro, a decentralized betting protocol2022

"Innovation in sportsbetting comes from a deep understanding of both technology and the human element of sports." 

- Paruyr Shahbazyan, Founder, RG

 

Principles and Ethics

Paruyr Shahbazyan's core beliefs lie in the power of informed decision-making and integrity in the betting industry. He understands that the foundation of successful betting is not just about odds and predictions, but also about the trust and reliability of the information provided. Paruyr advocates for a betting environment where transparency and knowledge are paramount, ensuring that bettors are well-equipped with accurate data and insights.

Strategic Vision

Paruyr's vision is to revolutionize the sports betting industry through the integration of technology. He sees the future of betting as a blend of traditional sports knowledge with innovative tech solutions, like decentralized protocols, to enhance user experience and fairness. His aim is to create platforms that are not only user-friendly but also uphold the highest standards of ethical betting, contributing to a more responsible and enjoyable betting culture.

Future Perspectives

Looking towards the future, Paruyr envisions a betting landscape that is more inclusive, technologically advanced, and globally connected. He anticipates a significant shift towards more decentralized and transparent betting systems, driven by blockchain technology. Paruyr is committed to being at the forefront of this change, continuously exploring new possibilities and innovations that can redefine what it means to engage in sports betting in a digital world. His focus is on building systems that prioritize user empowerment, fairness, and the global growth of the sports betting community.

 

Sol Fayerman-Hansen
Sol Fayerman-Hansen
Editor-in-Chief

Sol's interest in sports was sparked at a young age, inspired by athletes such as Barry Sanders, Michael Jordan, and Wayne Gretzky. This early fascination evolved into a deep-seated passion, guiding him toward a career in sports journalism in 2007. Over the years, Sol has contributed thousands of articles and reviews to dozens of online platforms, sharing his research, knowledge, and perspectives.

“In the world of sports betting, truth is more valuable than any bonus offer.”

ExperienceYear
Content Manager, OnlineCasinoReports2012-2021
Sports Journalist, Dottraffic2009-2011
Content Writer, HouseTech2007-2009
Cristina Varela Galan
Cristina Varela Galan
Problem Gambling Expert

Cristina used to work as a Psychology Assistant in the Bizkaia Pathological and Risky Gamblers Association. She was also part of a research team in Deusto University, specializing in pathological gambling area. While working there, she managed to develop her own project 

 “Exploring the association between emotional regulation, alexithymia, stressful life events and gambling in adolescent and young adult women”.

Nick Ashbourne
Nick Ashbourne
Senior Writer

Nick has been fascinated with sports since he was first taken to a Toronto Maple Leafs game back in 1998, and he's written about them professionally since 2014.

Nick has covered baseball and hockey for outlets like The Athletic, Sportsnet, and Yahoo Sports, and his sports betting expertise has grown since its legalization in Ontario in 2022. 

Between 2022 and 2023 he worked for a betting startup called NorthStar Bets, and in 2024 he contributed to Oddspedia before joining the Responsible Gambling team.

Anna Kravtcova
Anna Kravtcova
Problem Gambling Expert

Ph.D. in organizational psychology, an internationally certified psychologist (EuroPsy 2022, Cognitive behavioural therapy of mindfulness 2020, International Society for Emotional Intelligence 2017, Russian Psychological society 2014, American Psychological Association(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologist) 2011), speaker of many international conferences (USA, Brazil, Portugal, Czech Republic, Russia, etc.). TEDx speaker.

Mike made the decision to dive headfirst into the booming world of sports betting fresh out of college. Back in the day, when 1-800 pick lines and sports pagers were all the rage, he couldn't resist the allure, having grown up idolizing sports legends like Sweetness, MJ, and Slammin Sammy. Mike dedicated his early years to the industry, tirelessly analyzing games, writing articles with free picks, and selling his expertise on reputable handicapping sites. Unlike many others, Mike was known for his integrity and only released one Game of the Year per sport, per season. His hard work and unwavering commitment paid off, earning him a devoted following and propelling his career to new heights. Then came the explosion of Daily Fantasy Sports. Believe it or not, companies like DraftKings and FanDuel used to pay Mike's company to increase their brand exposure. Now, those same industry giants don't even bother responding to his emails. While Mike appreciates the convenience of being able to place legal bets in his own backyard, he can't help but feel disheartened by what has become of the industry. People are being led astray, falsely believing that a mere $5 wager on a 20-team same-game-parlay will be their ticket to financial security. If there’s one thing Mike learned from making book back in the day, it’s that parlays are a bookie’s best friend. A bankroll is the only leg you have to stand on in the battle with the books, and Mike’s here to offer up advice on how to protect it.

Mark Medina
Mark Medina
NBA Reporter

Mark Medina is a longtime NBA reporter that includes stints as a Lakers blogger with The Los Angeles Times (2010-12), Lakers beat writer with the Los Angeles Daily News (2012-17), Warriors beat writer with Bay Area News Group (2017-19) as well as an NBA reporter/columnist for USA Today (2019-21) and NBA.com (2021-23). Medina is also an NBA insider with Fox Sports Radio and frequent contributor to CBSLA's SportsCentralLA with Jim Hill and with Spectrum Sportsnet.

Daria Tuboltseva
Daria Tuboltseva
Hockey Journalist

Daria went to St. Petersburg State University and earned a bachelor of international journalism. Working as a sports journalist from 2014, from 2016 as a hockey journalist. Covered 5 World Championships, 2022 Winter Olympics, 2020 World Juniors, 6 Gagarin Cup Finals. 

Owner of a telegram channel Coolest Game on Earth.

Integrative nutritionist specializing on sports nutritionology.