For most people, gambling online is what it should be – a fun way to spend their leisure time. However, for a small minority, gambling online can be a problem.
The vast majority of our online customers will never experience a problem. However, playing responsibly is not confined to those who either have a gambling problem or are the most at risk of developing one. It is the best approach for EVERYONE.
On all of our websites we are committed to helping our customers keep it fun by marketing and advertising those gambling operators that promote safe and responsible online gambling. Additionally, by providing information and guidance to those who may be unable to stay in control of their gambling.
Managing your finances
Visit any online casino and you'll see what a fun place it can be- with so many different games in one place. While it is highly possible you'll land some wins, online casino gambling should be viewed primarily as a source of entertainment.
If you feel you need assistance in managing your finances, responsible online casinos have numerous functions to help you with that.
There may come a time when you feel like you need to take a break from online gaming, and the online casinos we list make it simple for you to do so. You can opt to lock your account for a set period of time or, for a more permanent form of self-exclusion, close your account entirely.
Some players have a tendency to associate success at online casinos with superstition and, while not harmful at a low level, can skew a player's judgement if allowed to develop into a more serious issue.
Addiction and problem gambling
While many online gamblers enjoy playing as an occasional hobby and know when to switch off, this isn't, unfortunately, the case for all. Problem gambling and addiction is a very real issue, and some players will struggle to deal with calling it quits when they're up, or accepting and walking away from their losses when they're down. If you feel you may fall into the latter category, it is vital that you seek help as quickly as possible.
Help and support for problem gamblers
If you, or a loved one, have a problem with online gambling, there are several charities on hand to offer independent, non-judgemental help and advice. If you would like to speak to an addiction specialist, or find out more information on the type of support available, click the below links.
0808 8020 133
0808 8020 133
National Problem Gambling Clinic
0800 0234 650
Protection of Minors
With the Internet so readily accessible via mobile devices and in homes around the world, responsible online gambling relies heavily on parental control and supervision. In order to ensure child safety on the Net, we encourage our customers to make use of filtering software to prevent minors from accessing inappropriate online material.
Tips for Parents:
- Do not leave your computer unattended when logged in to your Account.
- Password-protect your Account.
- Do not allow persons under 18 to participate in any gambling activity.
- Keep your account Username and password safe.
- Keep your credit/debit card(s) out of the reach of children.
- Do not save passwords on your computer. Write them down and keep them in a safe place, away from minors
- Limit the amount of time your children spend online and make use of filtering software to prevent your children from accessing inappropriate material.
Underage gambling is not only illegal, but can also result in gambling dependencies and huge gambling debts incurred by unsupervised children.
So, if you share your mobile phone, tablet, laptop or computer with friends or family who are under the legal age to participate in online gambling, we strongly advise you to restrict their access to our websites by registering with Net Nanny, a world leader in real-time Internet filtering technology.