Responsible Gambling

Written by Martin Backhouse Last time updated March 22, 2021

Above all, we believe that any gambling should always be done responsibly. We want our readers to play and gamble responsibly and use the tools at their disposal to ensure this remains the case.

This page explains the features that betting sites and casinos have in place to help players stay in control at all times, as well as resources that could be of use if gambling is in danger of no longer being a fun recreational activity.

As usual, we’ve aimed to keep this page as straightforward and concise as possible, giving you the most important information without any complicated terms or jargon.

Online Betting Sites and Casinos – Responsible Gambling Measures

As part of being a licenced company, all brands operating in the UK must provide information on their responsible gambling tools and how to use them. This isn’t an optional extra, they must be available to every player.

Here’s a look at the most common measures that are available:

There has also been a vast increase in the amount of responsible gambling advertising by online operators, letting players know that this is a priority for them.

Safer Gambling Week

While we’re committed to promoting responsible gambling year-round, this event is held once a year across the iGaming industry. The campaign usually runs in November and is designed to promote the tools and overall message throughout the UK and Ireland.

We are fully in support of initiatives such as Safer Gambling Week as are our partners. The website has plenty of useful information and advice for those who want to learn more.

Responsible Gambling Resources

Here a list of organisations that are actively involved in the UK and are available to anyone who feels they may have a problem with gambling.

These organisations may be able to help in different ways depending on what type of assistance you’re seeking.

Questions to Ask Yourself

If you feel you may have a problem when gambling, ask yourself the following questions.

If you have answered yes to any of the questions above, you may have a problem. If you suspect this is the case, or could be in the future, then contact GamCare on 0808 8020 133. All calls are confidential. Alternatively, get in touch with any of the organisations listed above.