Premier League Press – Responsible Gambling
We always want to encourage gambling to be undertaken in a responsible way. We take this seriously in everything that we do on the site. While we review bookmakers and produce news related to the betting industry, gambling can become an issue.
Gambling should be viewed as a form of entertainment. No one should gamble with money they can’t afford to lose or in a way that isn’t responsible. If you feel that betting isn’t fun or that you have a problem, you should stop betting immediately and seek help and advice.
There’s never a “sure thing” in gambling. No matter how confident you are. Any time your money is at risk you should feel fully in control of the situation. If not, it’s vital that you take action.
Safer Gambling Week in the UK
Safer Gambling Week is upon us. From the 19th – 25th of November 2020 organisations across the gaming industry come together to promote safer, responsible gambling.
This is something we’re completely behind and happy to be involved with. Our partners and our team take responsible gambling seriously. This week highlights all the tools available to players to help keep their gambling fun.
There’s even a dedicated website full of advice if you would like further information. The link above will take you there should you wish to check it out.
What to Do If You Think You Have A Gambling Problem – Responsible Gambling Resources
There are plenty of organisations that exist to help people who need it. Each one offers confidential support and advice with regards to problem gambling. We’d encourage anyone who feels their gambling is at risk of becoming an issue to visit one or more of the websites provided below.
Responsible Gambling Measures on Betting Sites
In order to be licenced by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission, betting sites have to provide some responsible gambling tools and information. This can range from an information page with links to helpful organisations to a dedicated mini-site with questionnaires and further advice.
There is also a range of options bettors can take to curb or stop gambling if they feel the need to do so. These include:
• Time Outs – Set a cooling-off period from your betting accounts. Take a break from gambling if you need one.
• Deposit Limits – Cap the amount that can be deposited into your account on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Remember to only gamble what you can afford.
• Self-Exclusion – Prevent access to your account for a set period of time, or permanently.
• Responsible Gambling Adverts – Reminding us to gamble responsible however you choose to access your account.
• Reality Checks – Reminders of how much you’ve wagered over a specific time period. This can also include your profit or loss figures or prompts when you’ve been logged into your account for a length of time.
• Know Your Customer Checks – Pro-active messaging to ensure that every customer is in control of their betting.
How do I know If I might have a problem with gambling?
If you’re concerned about your gambling, ask yourself these questions. They’re provided by begambleaware.org.
Have you ever…
• Bet more than you could really afford to lose?
• Needed to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same feeling of excitement?
• Gambled to win back money you’ve lost?
• Borrowed money or sold anything to gamble?
• Felt you might have a problem with gambling?
• Had people criticise your betting or tell you that you had a gambling problem, whether or not it was true?
• Felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?
• Had gambling cause you any health problems, including stress or anxiety?
• Had gambling cause any financial problems for you or your household?
If you gave positive answers to the questions above then you could have a gambling problem. Please call the National Gambling Helpline on 0800 8020 133 for help and advice about what to do next. Alternatively, visit the GamCare website which will be able to advise you further. Their expert services are confidential and non-judgemental. If you feel you need help with regards to responsible gambling, it’s important to reach out to these or any of the other organisations listed above.