Games 4 Sweepstakes is committed to responsible gaming. We are dedicated to an enjoyable and positive gaming experience for all of our players. Most poker players play for entertainment, but we also recognize that a small percentage of players:
The people of Games 4 Sweepstakes are committed to assisting and protecting those who wish to limit the amount of time they play and those who should not be playing poker.
Any underage player who has provided dishonest information regarding his or her true age may have all winnings forfeited and could face criminal prosecution.
Every person signing up for a new account at Games 4 Sweepstakes must check a box that indicates that they are at least 18 years of age. This is to notify everyone that we do not accept players under 18 years old.
When a player creates an account with Games 4 Sweepstakes, we collect his or her name, address, and birth date to confirm that the player is at least 18 years old.
Games 4 Sweepstakes does not target underage players with our marketing and advertising. It is neither good business nor consistent with our personal and corporate values to attract these players.
Be sure to protect your computer. All Windows computers can be set up to have password control so that you must enter a password to view the desktop. In general, this is a good practice, but it is even more important when there are children or teenagers in your household. Also, keep your Games 4 Sweepstakes screen name and password private.
If you have any concern that somebody else might attempt to access your Games 4 Sweepstakes account, you should not allow the Games 4 Sweepstakes software to remember your password. You can elect to have the Games 4 Sweepstakes software forget your password for each time you log into Games 4 Sweepstakes. This way no one else can automatically log in as you.
If you have children or teenagers in your household, use protection software that allows you to limit the websites to which they have access and prevent file sharing. This would give you detailed control over how your children use the Internet. Here is a list of some of those programs:
If you are aware of an underage person using Games 4 Sweepstakes, let us know. We take these reports seriously. Simply send an email to support, and we will get right on it. Our first step is to investigate, and if warranted, to freeze the player’s account and request identification from that player.
Be a responsible parent. In many ways, this is nothing more than keeping your eyes and ears open. If you hear your children talking about poker accounts, deposits, and withdrawals, start asking questions. If you see the Games 4 Sweepstakes website on your child's computer, delete the history, and discuss the use of the site. A responsible parent is the best start to preventing and ending underage gaming.
If you believe that poker might be a hindrance to your life instead of entertainment in your life, we at Games 4 Sweepstakes want to help you. First, please review the following questions:
If you answered “Yes” to several of these questions, we encourage you to visit Gamblers Anonymous.
For a preventive measure, we provide you with the ability to exclude yourself from playing on Games 4 Sweepstakes for various periods of time. To do this, go to the Player Profile and click the Exclude me from playing button. Please note that all self-exclusions and time-outs are irreversible for the duration of the specified time.
We offer cooling off periods as well, 7 day, 30 day, 60 day, and 120 day time-out periods. You will not be able to play cash games, Sit & Go's, or multi-table tournaments on games4sweepstakes.com. When the button that requests a time-out or a self-exclusion period is clicked, you will be asked to close all tables at which you are playing. Once you have done that, the time-out or self-exclusion period will begin. You will be automatically unregistered from any tournament that begins during the time-out and self-exclusion period, but if you have already begun one, you may continue. You will not be able to deposit or make inter-account transfers with your Games 4 Sweepstakes account. Furthermore, you will not receive any marketing emails or newsletters from Games 4 Sweepstakes.
If you would like a long period of time, we recommend the 6-month self-exclusion. This is identical to the other time-out periods, except that we will ask you to withdraw any real money funds from your Games 4 Sweepstakes account. In addition, you will not be automatically reinstated. If you want to return to playing on Games 4 Sweepstakes, you can contact us at Support anytime after your self-exclusion period has passed. If you wish to self-exclude yourself longer than 6 months or permanently self-exclude yourself, please contact support.
You may also wish to investigate GamBlock, a software application that limits a computer’s access to online gaming sites.
If you choose to play online poker, there are some general guidelines that can make your poker playing experience safer and reduce the risk of problems that can occur:
Play for entertainment, not to make money.
Play with money that you can afford to lose. Never use money that you need for important things such as food, rent, bills, or tuition.
Never chase losses. If you lose money, don't play higher stakes to try and recoup your loss.
Don't play poker when you are upset, tired, or depressed because it is difficult to make good decisions when you are feeling down.
Balance poker with other activities. Find other forms of entertainment, so playing poker does not become too big of a part of your life.
If you feel you might have a gambling problem and want to seek further advice or counselling, you can visit these web sites:
GamCare http://www.gamcare.org.ukGamble Aware http://www.gambleaware.co.uk/
Adictel http://www.adictel.comGambling Therapy https://www.gamblingtherapy.org/
NCRG www.ncrg.org/Gambling Help Online http://www.gamblinghelponline.org.au/
Responsible Gaming Resource Ctr http://www.rgrc.org/Center for Ludomani http://ludomani.dk/
Gamblers Anonymous http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/addresses