Responsible Gambling believes in responsible gambling. However, we know that gambling stops being fun for some people and becomes something more dangerous.

    Please read this page for information on responsible gaming, how to spot signs of problem gambling, and to find places that offer support and help.

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    Only gamble if:

    • You are of legal age to gamble in your jurisdiction
    • You are playing with money you can afford to lose
    • You understand that casino games have an in-built house advantage that means you are more likely to lose than win
    • You set yourself limits - time limits, loss limits, deposits limits etc
    • You recognise signs of problem gambling
    • You are gambling for entertainment purposes
    • You have chosen to play and are not under pressure to play from someone else

    Don't gamble if:

    • You are under the influence of alcohol or drugs
    • You are chasing previous losses or trying to recover a debt
    • You are trying to win money to pay for something like rent or loan payments
    • You view gambling as a profit-making opportunity
    • You feel gambling is interfering with your day-to-day responsibilities
    • Gambling is putting pressure on your personal or work relationships
    • You feel depressed, angry or frustrated
    • You are under the legal age for gambling in your jurisdiction

    How to spot signs of problem gambling

    Problem gambling manifests in many ways. If any of the below feel familiar to you or someone you know, we encourage stopping gambling and seeking help from organisations listed on this page.

    • Thinking about gambling often
    • Upping the stakes to get the same thrill
    • Struggling to stop gambling
    • Negative feelings when you don't play
    • Gambling as a reward
    • Chasing losses
    • Masking the extent of your gambling
    • Cutting back on other things to pay for gambling
    • Thinking about or committing a crime

    Not all people will experience problem gambling in the same way. Consider doing this excellent self-assessment questionnaire from GamCare.

    Where to get help

    Casinos offer tools to help you limit your gambling to a responsible level. Consider activating limits even if you believe you are a responsible player. Common tools are:

    • Loss limits - determines the amount of money you can lose in a specific period
    • Time limits - limit how long your playing session is
    • Deposit limits - limit how much you can deposit
    • Wager limits - limit how much you can wager
    • Time alerts - get notified when you have been playing for a set period
    • Player history - a comprehensive breakdown of your wins and losses
    • Self-exclusion period - block yourself from playing for a set period
    • Gambling block - permanently stop yourself from playing at a site

    Organisations for problem gambling

    Other useful tools

    • Cyber Patrol / NetNanny - blocks content unsuitable for children, including gambling sites.
    • Gamban - blocks all gambling-related websites on your devices.
    • Betfilter - blocks gambling sites and gambling ads on your devices.