Alright kid, here’s the deal…
Lush Drive requires all members to be 18 or older. I know what you think, but think of it this way: adults get fat, lose their hair and have to pay the taxman so there has to be an upside somewhere.
All members must confirm their age and certify that they are of legal age to gamble prior to opening an account. We actively monitor for underage accounts and use a bunch of tools to verify information, so wait ‘til you’re old enough and ask your parents for a Switch instead. Also, we’ll never engage in advertising directed at minors. It would be quite a waste for everyone.
Any accounts found to have been opened by kids will be immediately disabled and any winnings forfeit. That means lost. Forever. We won’t even keep them aside from when you’re old enough. Sorry. Misrepresenting your age to avoid age restrictions is fraud and that’s serious stuff, so please don’t.
For the mammas and the pappas
In order to prevent underage individuals from accessing your account we recommend keeping your account number and password secret, not leaving your computer unattended when logged in to your account, and never sharing your credit card number or banking information with minors.
If there are kids under 18 who have access to your computer, you may want turn on parental control to prevent access to online gaming sites (as well as a bunch of other unsuitable sites, actually).
Keep it cool
In order to keep gambling enjoyable and under control, keep in mind the following tips:
- Be aware and keep track of how much money you’re spending.
- Avoid chasing losses and stick to your predetermined budget.
- Only gamble money you can afford to lose.
- Treat gambling as a form of entertainment and not a source of income (if it is for us, it’s unlikely it can be for you too, unless you work for us, but that’s another discussion).
- Plan how much time you want to spend for each session and monitor the time.
- Don’t gamble if you’re under the influence of drugs or alcohol (and easy with that too, please!).
- Don’t gamble if you’re depressed or to avoid problems in your life.
Do we have a problem?
Lush Drive believes gaming is a form of entertainment and as such, it shouldn’t negatively impact your life. If you feel that gambling could become a problem for you, ask yourself the following questions developed by 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, trouble, boredom or loneliness?
- 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?
If you answered yes to seven or more or these questions, it may be time to consider slowing down and seeking help; you could be struggling with compulsive gambling.
Sometimes it just doesn’t work
If you feel you need to take a break, please contact us to have your account disabled. If you feel that you have a gambling problem, please let us know when you contact us so that we can ensure that your account will remain permanently disabled.
There are many resources available to people who have or are developing gambling problems. If you feel that you have a problem, first of all, you’re not alone, and there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Take care of yourself and get the help you need. If you don’t know where to start, have a look at gamblersanonymous.org, ncpgambling.org and gamblingtherapy.org