Responsible gaming is a healthy practice aim at providing a safe gaming experience to online players. It includes a set of preventive measures designed to safeguard the player both financially and socially.
Poker is a game of skill and thriving well in India as a source of entertainment, to improve the problem-solving skills and to ease stress. Most poker enthusiasts understand the importance of disciplined gaming with few of them are unable to control their urge of betting. It is essential to understand the difference between habit and addiction. Every poker platform provides specific guidelines so that a player can enjoy a stress-free, pleasant online gaming experience and also understand the difference between a habit & addiction. Let us discuss the various guidelines by the different platform. To give a clear picture, we will analyse the two platforms; Pocket52 and 9Stacks
The platforms create responsible playing limits, where these provide full freedom to their players to develop their playing limits.
Pocket 52 also encourages the player to set a deposit a limit for the player account. Limits can be set for a period of 24 hours, seven days or one month period. Once the deadline for a particular period is set, it cannot be overridden.
The company sets a deposit limit to put restrictions on the player ability to deposit money into his user balance. This limit has two components: the amount of money a player can deposit within a week and whether he can deposit cash at all within a week and if a player loses the amount he is not allowed to play for the remainder of the seven-day limit. In the latter option, the option to deposit money into his balance is taken away from him for seven days.
Pocket52 allows a player to use self-exclusion feature available on its platform if a player is developing a gaming addiction. Using this feature, a player will not be able to play for a minimum period of 6 months, which can be extended up to 5 years. A player may still log in to his account to withdraw money. However, he will not be able to play. Other than this Pocket 52 allows a player to access a history of his transactions, deposits and withdrawals in his account and his balance will always be visible in his account when he logged in.
The feature of self- exclusion prevent a player from being an active user of the platform. One cannot make deposits, cannot play any games or tournaments. In case a player wants an exclusion period, he/she needs to contact customer care which consists of 12 hours to three months.