What is Responsible Gambling?
Responsible gambling is a broad term often used by the gambling industry which describes the initiatives and measures they have in place to inform gamblers on how to keep gambling fun and safe, provide helpful tools to protect players from adverse consequences of gambling, as well as ensuring gamblers have adequate support services if and when required.
- Only gamble with what you can afford.
- Set limits and stick to them.
- Avoid chasing losses.
- Never allow gambling to interfere with your personal relationships.
- Don’t use gambling as a means of escape.
- Take frequent breaks from your gambling.
- Don’t think of gambling as a way to make money.
- Gambling and alcohol are not a good combination
What does the gambling industry do to try and reduce or prevent problem gambling?
- Staff training and awareness to identify and approach persons that may be affected by problem gambling.
- Prominent display and availability of relevant material relating to identifying problem gambling and the services and support that is available
- On-line Reality checks, allow customers to set a session duration reminder. This reminder can help them to manage how long they are in a gaming session.
- Deposit limits, with the option to set personal daily, weekly or monthly deposit limits.
- Regular Responsible gambling messaging in stores, on sites, via social media channels and on customer communications. Which assist to reinforce the responsible gambling messaging, and the little tips and reminders about how to keep gambling under control
- Self-exclusion facilities, which will prevent customer from accessing gambling services in that premises.