Responsible Gambling

Responsible Gambling Tips:

  • View gambling as a form of entertainment, not a means of income.
  • Stay within your financial limits; never gamble beyond your budget.
  • Establish predetermined monetary limits for each gaming session.
  • Avoid the common pitfall of chasing losses.
  • Take regular breaks between gaming sessions to maintain perspective.
  • Refrain from gambling while under the influence of alcohol.
  • Avoid gambling when you're feeling upset or distressed.
  • Play with knowledge and understanding of the games you choose.
  • Ensure that gambling doesn't interfere with your daily responsibilities.
  • Balance your gambling activities with other interests and hobbies.
  • Maintain careful track of both time and money spent on gambling.
  • If you suspect a gambling addiction, seek assistance from organizations like BeGambleAware, Gamblers Anonymous, GamCare, and Gam-Anon.

Recognizing Signs of Gambling Addiction

To determine whether your gambling habits are becoming problematic, consider the following questions:

  • Do you skip work or school to indulge in gambling?
  • Is gambling your way to escape life problems, such as boredom or family issues?
  • When you run out of gambling funds, do you feel an urgent need to secure more money to resume gambling immediately?
  • Following losses, do you feel compelled to recover those losses right away?
  • Have you ever lied, stolen, or borrowed money to fund your gambling or settle gambling debts?
  • Have you lied to hide the extent of your gambling-related expenses or the time you spend on it?
  • Do you gamble until you've exhausted your last penny, even if it means having no money for essentials like transportation or food?
  • Have you accumulated debts due to gambling?
  • Have others criticized your gambling behavior?
  • Do you resist spending your gambling funds on anything else?
  • Have you lost interest in family, friends, or other hobbies?
  • Do you prioritize gambling over your loved ones?
  • Do conflicts, disappointments, or frustrations drive you to continue gambling?
  • Has gambling led to depression or suicidal thoughts?

It's essential to recognize these signs and seek help if needed to address potential gambling-related issues.

Gambling Organizations

If you answer "yes" to any of the above questions, contact: BeGambleAwareGamblers AnonymousGamCare, and Gam-Anon.

Main Gambling Organizations

Gambling Addiction Organizations Website Country
BeGambleAware United Kingdom
GamCare United Kingdom
Gamblers Anonymous United Kingdom
Gambling Therapy United Kingdom
Gam-Anon United Kingdom
Gordon Moody Association United Kingdom
CNWL National Problem Gambling Clinic United Kingdom
The Samaritans United Kingdom

Organizations Testing and Certifying Fairness

Name Website
iTech Labs
Gaming Associates
BMM Testlabs