Betting is an exciting way of taking a risk as long as the risk is kept under control. The great majority of people who bet enjoy the experience without any problems, but a very small number lose control of what they are doing. For these players, gambling ceases to be fun and can come to dominate their life. Please Note: No person under the age of 18yrs is permitted to bet.
Responsible Gambling: Responsible Gambling is where: Your gambling provides you with fun and entertainment. You know how much money you have to spend and bet within your means. Gambling is only one of your interests you have time for other interests, family and friends. You don´t gamble to solve your financial problems, or as an escape from your personal problems The key is to bet responsibly not recklessly.
Problem Gambling: If you think you might have a gambling problem then consider the following:
If you generally answer "yes" to these questions and want to talk to someone about problem gambling, GamCare can give you practical help and advice.
Who Are Gamcare?
GamCare, a registered charity, offer their services across the range of gambling choices and opportunities available in the UK. They are committed to promoting a responsible attitude to gambling and providing proper care and support for those affected by gambling addiction. GamCare provide information, advice and counseling services to individuals, their family and friends who have concerns about problem gambling.
You can call the lo-call GamCare national helpline on: 0845 6000 133
Or visit; www.gambleaware.co.uk