• Responsible Gaming

Ulisse is active in the fight against gambling disorders and promotes responsible and conscious gambling as a fundamental action of social responsibility that every company operating in the gaming sector has a moral obligation to pursue.

GAMBLING IS NOT A PROBLEM IF…

The characteristics of a “social player”, who, in other words, gambles in a healthy way for pure enjoyment, are coded by scientific community.

Here they are:

  • The game is and remains a pastime and an occasional fun
  • The expense does not exceed what is expected or allowed on the basis of incomings and family economy
  • An individual can stop and succeeds to stop gambling when he wants (self-control and self-determination)

TEST. DISCOVER HOW YOU PLAY!

  • When you gamble, do you often come back to play another time to win back the money you lost? YES – NO
  • Have you ever claimed to have won money gambling when in reality you had lost? YES – NO
  • Have you ever gambled more than you wanted? YES – NO
  • Have you ever been criticized for gambling? YES – NO
  • Have you ever felt like you wanted to stop gambling but could not do it? YES – NO
  • Have you ever borrowed money from someone without returning it, because of gambling? YES – NO

If you answered two or more questions positively, you are at risk of developing problems with gambling.

ALARM SIGNALS. IF YOU RECOGNIZE THEM, ASK FOR HELP

It is important to pay attention and analyze the alarm bells when they occur in the life of a gambler. The subject him-/herself or the closest relatives can identify them. If you recognize some of these behaviors in yourself or someone close to you, a friend or relative, it is essential to talk to a family member or family doctor, or contact specialists in the field.

  • During the day you think about gambling more than you would like, take more time gambling than you expected or spend more money than you decided or can afford to spend.
  • You gamble to “recoup” the lost money, lying to your family to hide your involvement, and ask for money to gamble.
  • You feel nervous, anxious, irritable or depressed if you can’t gamble, and you lose the desire to be with family or friends in order to gamble, or reduce your work or study performance thinking about gambling.

Pathological gambling is a disease, it is not a bad habit, but if you think you have a problem, the first step is SELF-EXCLUSION: Ulisse provides a special tool within your gambling account that allows you to limit or completely block your gambling activities for a period of time needed to allow you to enter your path of rehabilitation regarding to the hardship experienced.

YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACTS

As anticipated, the first contact to be activated in case of doubts regarding gambling addiction is a family doctor or services for pathological addictions of the national health system of the area.

There are also many companies that can offer assistance to gamblers with gambling problems and that guarantee anonymity.

Websites in Italian language:

  • siipac.it
  • gambling.it

Websites in English language:

  • gamcare.org.uk
  • gamblersanonymous.org.uk
  • gamblingtherapy.org

You can also send an e-mail to our Support for any information request: [email protected]

SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY

ULISSE FOR CONSCIOUS GAMBLING, A COMMITMENT OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

A game is a total experience and at the same time one of the man’s innate needs:

Human beings have always played. If they had not played in childhood they would never have fully developed.

(Peppino Ortoleva, sociologist)

In general games have positive essence, connected to the social nature of playing experience.

Ulisse is active in the fight against gambling disorders and promotes responsible and conscious gambling as a fundamental action of social responsibility that every company, operating in the gaming sector, has a moral obligation to pursue.

It is necessary to distinguish a conscious gambler from a problematic one. In fact, for most people, gambling is simply a pleasant, occasional or common pastime, but not necessarily a pathological problem. A compulsive gambler, on the other hand, places himself ina continuum that counts several stages with, often blurred boundaries, ranging from problem gambling to compulsive gambling and addiction. Pathological gambling (ICD, recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as “impulse-control disorder”) is configured as a problem characterized by gradual loss of self-limitation ability in gambling behavior, which ends up absorbing, directly or indirectly, more and more daily time, creating serious problems in different areas of life.