Our flagship ‘Responsible Play’ model involves meeting requirements that ensure assisting vulnerable players, protecting player data, ensuring secure payments, and maintaining responsible marketing that complies with EGF’s code of conduct.
EGF-certified online gaming platforms have designed and implemented innovative initiatives to promote responsible gaming among players.
Fix and control your daily and monthly deposit limit
Play for entertainment, and not as a way of making money
If losing, never chase losses in order to recoup money
Self-exclude and stop playing if feeling stressed
Keep a balance between game time and other activities
Player protection is paramount to us and as part of our ‘Responsible Play’ model, EGF offers a self-assessment tool – a reliable and standardized measure of assessing risky behavior while playing. We intend to protect players and encourage healthy gaming habits and responsible gaming behavior.
Assisting vulnerable players
Prevention of underage players
Ethical & responsible marketing
A secure online environment
Tools to help players play responsibly
Myth: Gaming is a waste of time and bad for people.
Fact: This is the most common myth. There are creative and educational layers in many games. Studies show that skill-based online games can encourage creative thinking and improve cognitive ability.
These games support people to take a fresh approach to problem-solving and thinking outside of the box when tackling creative tasks. Specific puzzle or card games that rely on players identifying patterns instill skills of observation and intuitive abilities helping people improve their creative flow in many ways. While gaming is an engaging and interactive form of entertainment, a player should always play responsibly.
Myth: Online gaming leads to social isolation and promotes violent behavior.
Fact: Online gaming has the potential to bring people together than Isolating. Multiplayer games, high-speed internet, and access to smartphones keep people connected around common interests and hobbies.
Various research studies including the one published in Psychological Science, 2019 have shown that playing online games has a limited impact on aggressive tendencies.
Myth: All real-money gaming is the same as gambling.
Fact: It is a popular myth. Online gaming can be broadly classified as ‘games of chance’ where the outcome is primarily driven by luck and ‘games of skill’ where success depends largely upon the knowledge, skill, and experience of the player.
Games like fantasy, chess, rummy, poker, etc. are legal and protected under Article 19(1)(g) of the Indian Constitution. However, games of chance such as roulette, teen patti, etc. are essentially gambling and hence deemed illegal. At EGF, our members offer only games of skill.
Myth: Online gaming is a good way to make money.
Fact: Games must be played for fun and entertainment, Players must play responsibly by controlling their daily and monthly limits, maintaining a balance between game time and other activities, self-excluding if they feel stressed, and not chasing losses.
Myth: I have better odds of winning if there's smaller prize money .
Fact: This is not true. The chances of winning each game are the same regardless of the prize amount or the number of players playing the game. Moreover, players need a powerful strategy and the necessary skills to excel in these games .
Myth: Financial transactions made while playing on real-money gaming websites is not safe.
Fact: Certified Online gaming operators provide the safest and most secure gaming environment with stringent fair play systems, the highest standards of SSL encryption, and user-friendly payment mechanisms.
Financial transactions on these platforms are also supported and authenticated by hassle-free payment gateways.
Myth: Online gaming needs expensive gaming devices.
Fact: A lot of people seem to believe this, but most games can be played on a smartphone or tablet, a home computer, or a laptop.
Myth: Women do not play online games.
Fact: Probably a common misconception because the phenomenon of women in gaming has been on the rise over the last couple of years.
Statistics show that Indian women are highly competitive and engaged in online gaming . As per a recent report, more than 43% of Indian smartphone gamers are women and this is across all age groups.