Company “Worivo LTD” as a socially responsible company supports responsible gambling and helps prevent pathological gambling.
The policy of our company is that gambling should be seen as a form of entertainment. However, there is a certain risk when one allows the game to take control. Consequences of such addiction are very serious for a player and his family.
If you or someone in your family has a problem, we can help you.
Look at the symptoms given below and if you can recognize yourself, dial the phone number given or visit the institutions listed below.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, pathological gambling is a chronic and progressive disorder of impulse control, which manifests itself with 5 or more symptoms or diagnostic criteria:
1. Preoccupation – Individual often thinks about gambling, regardless of whether it is on past, future or imagined gambling.
2. Tolerance (Submission) - As the case is with tolerance to psychoactive substances, the individual places higher and higher bets in order to experience the same level of 'excitement'.
3. Withdrawal - A sense of restlessness or irritability associated with attempts to terminate or reduce gambling habit.
4. Running away from problems - The individual gambles in order to feel better or escape from problems.
5. Returning – The individual tries to recover some of the losses with more gambling.
6. Lying - An individual trying to cover up the circumstances of his gambling by lying to his family, friends or a therapist.
7. Loss of control - An individual unsuccessfully trying to reduce gambling habit.
8. Illegal actions – An individual violates the law in order to come up with the money needed for gambling or to return money lost at stake. This may include theft, embezzlement, fraud or forgery.
9. Risking endangering relationships with important people – An individual continues to gamble despite the risk of losing a partner, work, or other significant opportunity.
10. Payment of deposit - An individual turns to family, friends, or a third party for financial assistance in repaying the debts incurred in gambling.
Individuals who exhibit 3 symptoms or 3 diagnostic criteria for pathological gambling generally exhibit so-called 'returning' (in an attempt to return some of the losses), 'running away' (playing to get into the good mood or to forget the problems) and 'preoccupation' (often think about the next game, regardless of whether it is the past, the future or imagined gambling).
Individuals at risk (4 symptoms of pathological gambling) to a significantly greater extent, in relation to persons with 3 symptoms, exhibit 'lying' (trying to cover up the situation about gambling by lying his family or friends), a disorder of 'tolerance' (similar to the addiction to psychoactive drugs, an individual places higher and higher bets in order to experience the same level of 'excitement'), and 'deposit' (seeking financial assistance to repay gambling debts).
Individuals who exhibit 5 or more symptoms to a significantly greater extent, in relation to persons under risk, exhibit 'lying', 'loss of control' (as unsuccessfully trying to reduce gambling), a disorder of 'tolerance', 'withdrawal' (feelings of anxiety or irritability associated trying to cut off or reduce gambling), 'deposit' and 'Risking endangering relationships' (individuals continue gambling despite the risk of losing a partner, work or other significant opportunity).