safer gambling

We must always remember that when we take part in any form of gambling, we do so responsibly. If we don't keep a close check on our gambling activities, potential problems can arise, which can then escalate at an alarming speed.

In our guide to responsible gambling, you will find tips to help you play within your limits. And if you need further advice, we've provided direct links where you can get the extra help and support you need.

deposit limits

One of the most essential tools any online casino provides is deposit limits. You can easily access this feature on your account page and set limits for the day, week, and month. You should be offered the opportunity to do this as soon as you register at any online casino, but if you're not, then we strongly advise that you set these limits before you make a single deposit. 

Timeouts, Intervals & Loss Limits

Online casinos provide additional tools to keep you as safe as possible while playing. Let's take a more detailed look at these and how they work.

  • Timeouts: If you'd like to take a break from the casino you are playing at, you can choose to take a timeout. Access this feature from your account page, and choose to stop playing at that casino and all its associated brands for days, weeks, or even months if you'd like to do so. This tool can be particularly effective after hitting a big win. Taking a timeout after doing so will help you resist playing at higher stakes and potentially losing all of your winnings and, worse, maybe additional deposits.

  • Intervals: Setting up intervals on your account is a handy reminder of how long you have been playing. These are typically 15-minute segments, and we personally suggest setting these for every 30 minutes of your play. It's very easy to lose track of time when playing, so having these in place is an excellent way to give yourself a reality check.

  • Loss Limits: Another option to consider is a loss limit. Set this up in your account, and once you reach the designated limit, you won't be able to play again until the allotted period that you set is over.

signs of problem gambling

If you or someone you know is showing any of the following signs, we strongly recommend that you seek advice from the links on our page. 

  • Spending more money and time on gambling than you can afford.
  • Finding it hard to manage or stop your gambling.
  • Having arguments with family or friends about money and gambling.
  • Losing interest in usual activities or hobbies like going out with friends or spending time with family.
  • Always thinking or talking about gambling.
  • Lying about your gambling or hiding it from other people.
  • Chasing losses or gambling to get out of financial trouble.
  • Gambling until all of your money is gone.
  • Borrowing money, selling possessions or not paying bills in order to pay for gambling.
  • Needing to gamble with larger amounts of money or for a longer time to get the same feeling of excitement or buzz.
  • Neglecting work, school, family, personal needs or household responsibilities because of gambling.
  • Feeling anxious, worried, guilty, depressed or irritable.

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