According to the statutory British gambling regulator, the Gambling Commission, “Safe and responsible gambling comes from an industry that takes care of its customers, customers who are empowered with the knowledge to manage their gambling and a regulator that ensures the consumer is at the heart of everything we do.” The information contained here is intended to address the first two of these criteria.
As we promote the services of gambling providers on this site, we at Better Collective hold safer gambling in high regard and it is important for us that gambling remains a form of entertainment. We have prepared an explainer video for you, where you will find out the following:
- What is Safer Gambling;
- What is Problem Gambling;
- How to recognise problem gambling in others;
- Some nice Safer Gambling tips;
- We also encourage you to reach out to a helpline or other support resources and talk to a trained person about your observations, concerns, and how you should approach the person experiencing the problem. In the description of the video, you’ll find support options available to you in your country of residence.
- National Gambling Helpline: 0808 8020 133. This helpline provides free, confidential advice 24 hours a day for anyone affected by gambling problems.
- GAMSTOP (the national online self-exclusion system)
- Gambling Therapy. This service provides advice about problem gambling in multiple languages.
- Read advice from the UK Gambling Commission to learn how to make sure you gamble safely with licensed businesses, as well as how to gamble responsibly by using tools to manage your activity.
- In the UK, gambling is prohibited for those under 18 years of age.
- RAiG’s social responsibility audit can be found here.
- For further information, please contact RAiG.
Gambling is entertainment and needs to be safe! Check our approach to safer gambling in the Safer Gambling Code.
SAFER GAMBLING GUIDELINES:
- How to spot a person with a gambling disorder and how to help
- Time Management
- Recovering from gambling addiction: An interview with Steve Girling
- When gambling becomes a coping strategy
- Your gambling behaviour (Reflection exercise)
- Understanding the brain mechanisms of problem gambling
- How do I limit my risk of experiencing negative consequences due to gambling?