Let's face it. Sometimes, being a mobile gambler can be difficult. And by that we don't mean that sometimes your phone doesn't work or your internet connection's faulty. What we're talking about are the negative emotions that being a mobile gambler can sometimes engender. Or, rather, the problems that cause such negative emotions in the first place. These are the emotions that add up to a rather negative experience overall, but maybe not enough to ruin it for us entirely. In either case, here are the five reasons why being a mobile gambler can be difficult.
1. People Judge You
There is nothing worse in the world than people expressing a half-informed opinion on something they are clearly prejudiced against. For many mobile gamblers, this can be a daily occurrence with strangers, friends and even family members judging them for gambling. It doesn't take two brain cells to realize gambling is often perceived as a negative thing by a lot of people in society.
This is largely thanks to the stigma attached to it and that stigma largely involves addiction. Handling people who criticize you for what you do can be especially draining on days when you want to relax by throwing a few coins into a slot. The best way to handle this, we think, is to ignore the stigma and educate people on the facts.
2. Feeling Alienated By Your Casino
When you're a mobile gambler, the experience can feel very impersonal sometimes. While there are many casinos out there with great customer service (including us here at GoWin), it can be easy to feel alienated by them. This feeling is enhanced due to the remoteness of mobile gambling in general. You can feel this especially if all you get from your casino is silence when you ask them to sort out a problem.
And this can get ten times worse when the last time you gambled it was at a real casino. The best thing to do when you feel this way is to try and connect with other players who visit your casino. This can be done through message boards or social media so it's fairly easy to accomplish.
3. Everything Can Start Looking The Same
If you're a member of several mobile casinos, a lot of the saturated online gambling market can seem rather homogenized to you. This is a depressing feeling because you then begin asking yourself what the point is. Why should you join that casino if it offers the same things as every other?
While it's true that a lot of casino content can feel a bit same-y (especially in terms of software), it's sometimes a good idea to seek out a smaller, lesser known casino that's unlikely to have content from the same software developer as everyone else. But sometimes a simple change of pace is all that's needed.
Why not switch devices or take a break for a while? Or try another type of gambling for a while? The options are limitless, really, even if they appear not to be so.
4. Not Enough Money
Well, this is the pits! Not having enough money to gamble is pretty lousy, especially when there are other things you need to pay for. Bills, food, taxes… All that boring adult stuff you wish wasn't such a bane on your existence. It's certainly a problem for mobile gamblers for sure, but what can you do about it? Well, the best thing to do would be to set a budget for yourself.
That way the following month, when you have more money, you can still gamble, but not worry about having money at the end of that month. This should be a lesson all mobile gamblers should take away with them. And with payment methods like mobile billing, there are measures in place (such as a £30 daily limit) that prevent you from overspending anyway.
5. It Can Get Lonely
And finally, the absolute worst emotion tied with mobile gambling is loneliness. While it can be strongly connected to point number two, that isolation you feel can happen even if you casino is the best in the world. Unless you have a strong network of support and people who share your casino experiences with you, being a mobile gambler can get pretty lonely.
Then again, gambling isn't usually known for being a social hobby in the first place so you may be doing it just to get away from people. In any case, just remember to keep your friends close.