Gambling and poker playing can be fun pastimes, but it’s important that if you play for real money you must do so responsibly. That is to say, be sure that you never risk too much or become a compulsive gambler.
Poker players and casino gamers need to protect themselves from taking things too far. In the UK and other countries, you can set yourself up on a self-exclusion list such that online poker rooms and casinos won’t be accessible to you.
This article notes the organizations trying to provide responsible gaming and ways for gamlers and poker players to self-exclude.