How to gamble responsibly and get help if you have a problem
First and foremost, betting should be fun. Please bet responsibly and if the fun stops, stop.
Every bookmaker provides tools to help you stay in control of your betting – use them! Set deposit limits, only deposit money you can afford to lose and if you have a problem, self-exclude.
Understanding when you have a problem
If the answer to any of the questions below is 'yes' then you should seek support.
Do you feel guilty about the amount of money you spend gambling?
Do you need to gamble with larger amounts of money to get the same feeling of excitement?
Do you find it difficult to stop gambling after a loss?
Does your gambling cause any financial problems for you or your household?
Does gambling negatively affect your personal relationships, your job or studies?
Does your gambling cause you any health problems, including stress or anxiety?
Do you become restless if you are not gambling?
Do you feel that you might have a gambling problem?
Where to get help
Below are a number of independent gambling support organisations who offer free and confidential advice.
Applying a gambling transaction block can help you restrict your spending directly from the bank.
Many of the major online and high street banks have options available to help you block or freeze deposits to online gambling companies by blocking your bank account or debit card which stops the account from being used for gambling transactions.
Features may vary depending on who you bank with, so for more information we would recommend that you contact them directly.
Below is a list of technology that blocks you from gambling: