Rules for Responsible Gaming

Cricketbook is committed to the principles of safe gambling, striving to promote responsible gambling among our users and to raise awareness of the dangers of gambling addiction as we actively work to improve prevention, timely intervention, and effective treatment.

Our Safe Gaming Policy is underpinned by a commitment to minimize the harmful effects of gambling and actively promote the principles of responsible participation in gaming. As part of supporting today’s generation of online players, Cricketbook offers a diverse selection of gaming products and entertainment while keeping in mind social responsibility and the quality of services offered.

Cricketbook’s main goal is to ensure that we provide the safest and most advanced gaming platform for adult audiences around the world. Our products, characterized by transparency and security, are designed so that every player can participate in a game that suits their financial capabilities while receiving the highest quality of service. Values such as honesty, fairness, and reliability are important to us, and we strive to eliminate or at least significantly reduce the risks associated with participation in gambling, especially when it is excessive, we also emphasize the need to respect the rights of players to engage reasonably in gambling as a form of entertainment.

Cricketbook’s principles of safe gaming are reinforced by three fundamental pillars: player protection, safeguards for safe gaming, and measures to prevent gambling addiction. We join forces with research centers, community organizations, and medical institutes to create a safe and secure online gaming environment that meets high standards of responsibility.

Cricketbook helps users to control themselves, allows them to play only from the age of 18, as well as control betting costs.

At Cricketbook, we take the safety of our players seriously. It is fundamental to prevent minors from gambling and to ensure the confidentiality of user data. We make every effort to responsibly manage our customers’ personal information and financial transactions. Independent auditors regularly verify the fairness and randomness of game results. In addition, our marketing aims to protect the interests of players by promising what we can actually deliver through our transparent product line.

The vast majority of our users perceive sports betting and casino games as moderate entertainment. However, even mundane activities, such as shopping or drinking alcohol, can become addictive in certain categories of people, causing serious problems. Similarly, gambling can cause difficulties for a small proportion of our clients, and in the case of gambling addiction, we stop providing services to these users and refer them to specialized organizations for qualified help.

Cricketbook actively promotes the idea that every customer should make their own decision to gamble and control their own gambling expenses. An approach based on self-control and personal responsibility is the strongest defense against the development of gambling addiction. We see our mission as helping players by providing complete product information, transparent playing conditions, and clear rules of behavior on the platform.

Cricketbook strictly enforces a policy of not allowing anyone under the age of 18 to gamble. To ensure compliance with this policy, each new user is required to confirm their age at registration by providing their date of birth. We recognize the seriousness of teenage participation in gambling and emphasize working with parents and guardians to ensure maximum protection for younger participants. Keep your login information carefully stored to prevent unauthorized access. We also recommend the use of specialized content-filtering software to limit access to inappropriate online resources for children and teens.

It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to register an account or participate in games on the Cricketbook platform. We require proof of age from all new members and conduct age verification for each new account. If you are under 18 years of age or the age at which the law allows contracts in your jurisdiction, you are prohibited from using our services.

If there is any doubt as to your age or if you are notified, your account will be temporarily blocked to prevent further bets and withdrawals. We will conduct a detailed investigation, including verification of possible participation in betting on behalf of persons under the age of majority, and if it is determined that you:

  • Are currently a minor;
  • The client was not of legal age at the time of betting;
  • Acted on behalf of a person under the age of majority.

Then, we will withhold all funds in your account, including any winnings you may have made, and create a refund process for all funds resulting from bets made before reaching the age of majority or refund all funds you have deposited except winnings. This also applies if the legal betting age in your jurisdiction is above 18 years of age and you are under that age. We reserve the right to take all necessary steps to investigate if we suspect a breach of this policy, including contacting the appropriate authorities.

Cricketbook provides a wide range of games and bets as a source of entertainment for most of our customers. At the same time, we recognize our responsibility for the safety and support of our customers by striving to protect them and prevent the possible risks associated with gambling. For those customers who have difficulty assessing risks, setting their own boundaries, or suffer from gambling addiction, it may be difficult to perceive our offering as harmless entertainment. To protect such users, Cricketbook takes measures to restrict their access to gaming products.

Most people play for fun, and moderate participation in games within their financial means is perfectly acceptable. However, for a small percentage of people, gambling ceases to be fun and becomes a serious challenge that requires careful consideration.

Problematic gambling behavior is a type of behavior that negatively affects a person’s lifestyle, work, financial or health status, or the well-being of their family, and such prolonged gambling is undesirable for such individuals as it can lead to negative consequences.

In 1980, pathological gambling addiction was officially recognized and included in the list of psychological disorders of the international classification systems DSM-IV and ICD-10. It is characterized as a prolonged, repeated, and often intensified desire for gambling despite the presence of negative personal and social consequences, such as debts, destruction of family relationships, and delayed professional development.

It is important to recognize that only professionals can diagnose gambling addiction. However, the information presented here will help you to assess your own attitude to gaming. The peculiarity of addictions that are not related to the intake of substances is the difficulty of distinguishing between pleasure and addiction. However, there are certain signs that can indicate a problem, and if you exhibit five or more of the following symptoms, the risk of developing a serious addiction is high:

  • Constant immersion in the games, thinking only about them;
  • Increasing betting amounts over time;
  • Failed attempts to limit participation in games;
  • Irritation or frustration when trying to reduce the time spent playing games;
  • Using games as a way to avoid real problems;
  • Attempts to recover lost funds;
  • Lying about one’s gaming behavior;
  • Committing illegal acts;
  • Deteriorating or severing relationships with family and friends;
  • Borrowing money to participate in games.

In such cases, we recommend that our clients seek professional help from experts in this field.

It is important to adhere to the following guidelines to ensure that playing games is fun and does not become a source of anxiety:

  • Start a game only when you are emotionally calm and focused;
  • Take regular breaks to avoid burnout;
  • Set yourself a monthly spending limit on games and stick to it strictly;
  • Do not increase the set limit while playing;
  • Determine the maximum amount of winnings, after which you are committed to stop playing;
  • Decide in advance how much you are willing to lose so that you do not find yourself in a difficult financial situation;
  • Avoid gambling under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
  • Do not resort to gambling as a way to cope with depression or bad mood.

By adhering to these principles, you will be able to comfortably experience all the pleasures of gambling on the Cricketbook platform.