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Gambling Forum Charter - Please Read

  • 14-12-2007 12:22pm
    Subscribers Posts: 32,850 ✭✭✭✭

    Gambling Forum Charter. Special thanks to cson for writing a large part of the text below.

    Read this first and don’t gamble on getting a ban!

    • As of 21/7/2010 two new sub forums have been added for Football and Horse/Greyhound Racing. This means that all threads for football or racing will be hosted in the new forums. The main forum is for all other sports betting only and any threads on football or racing will be moved.

    •As with every forum on, there are rules, and breaking these rules could result in a warning or a ban. Do not do any of the following:

    1. Posting off topic. These threads will be deleted, and a ban may be handed out at the mods discretion.
    2. Outbursts of personal abuse/racism/hissy fits/sarcastic jibes/newbie bashing etc. will not be tolerated. These posts will be deleted, and for most of these offences a ban will follow at the mods discretion.
    3. Pimping sites or spamming. This is usually something that displeases the powerful types. Do this at your peril.
    4. Referral code pimping. This is an extension of rule 3. Wise posters use their signatures, but do not put the code in there either. Code available, PM for details, etc, etc.

    If a post offends you or you think it is inappropriate to this forum please use the report post function. Do not get involved in slagging matches on the thread as this may get you in trouble too.

    •The third rule of the Gambling forum is you do not afterpost. The fourth rule of the Gambling forum is you do not afterpost. The fifth rule of the gambling forum…. You get the idea. Afterposting is coming on here telling everybody about how much you won off a 12 fold accumulator. IF you aftertime in a thread, attach a picture of said bet with it in the live betting thread or aftertiming thread in the main forum of gambling. It only takes a minute or two at most to do this. Failure to produce a pic will result in a red card at the very least.

    •When posting a selection/tip please give a reasoning and background to the tip. In other words, don’t come on and say “Stick the house on XXXX to win, it’s a sure thing”. That sort of phrasing is not constructive, so is likely to earn a warning at least.

    •Using the write-ups of others from different websites in an attempt to pass it on as your own is strictly forbidden and will result in a permanent ban from the forum. If you can't add your own reasoning to your selections, don't post it.

    • is a private body, as such don’t post possibly libellous posts. You don’t have free speech. You don’t have free advertising either, so no commercial posts. Spam is not a type of food around here and will result in your banning. Possibly permanently.

    •Moderators decision is final. If you have a problem with a moderator please use the Dispute Resolution Forum

    •If someone posts a tip/selection (with a reasoning behind it) and it loses, do not abuse them. Believe it or not you didn’t have to follow the tip.

    •Gambling can be a problem, and while the majority of topics on these boards will be for fun, if you allow yourself to get to obsessed with it, gambling can change your life for the worst. There are organisations that can help if you think you or a loved one may have a problem. If in doubt, then seek help here :

    Please see the post below to help decide if you may have a problem.

    If you have any questions please feel free to pm x Pyro or El Loco Ade.


  • Subscribers Posts: 32,850 ✭✭✭✭5starpool

    Another way of assessing whether or not you have an addiction to gambling is to ask yourself the following twenty questions, provided by the self-help organisation Gamblers Anonymous:

    Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling?
    Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
    Did gambling affect your reputation?
    Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
    Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
    Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
    After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
    After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?
    Did you often gamble until your last dollar was gone?
    Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
    Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
    Were you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal expenditures?
    Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family?
    Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?
    Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?
    Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?
    Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
    Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
    Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
    Have you ever considered self destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?

    According to Gamblers Anonymous, if you answer ‘yes’ to seven of more of these questions, you most likely have a compulsive gambling problem.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,473 ✭✭✭✭Super-Rush

    Charter updated re new forums.

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