Find Bookmakers is committed to Responsible Gambling. We promote gambling as an enjoyable leisure activity and we believe that gambling can only remain this way if you stay in control and gamble responsibly. However, we know that for some people gambling can stop being a harmless leisure activity and become a problem.
Find Bookmakers Responsible Gambling Tips
Only gamble with money you can afford to lose – Never gamble with money that you need for essentials, such as rent, bills or food.
Don’t chase losses –Don’t try and get money back by betting more and going over your limit. This usually leads to bigger losses.
Take a break – If gambling is no longer fun then take a break.
Set a money limit in advance – Set a limit on how much money you are willing to lose before you bet or play. If you reach that number, it’s time to walk away.
Set a time limit in advance – Set a time limit for how long you can afford to spend gambling and stop when you reach it.
Never put gambling before friends or family – Don’t put gambling before other social activities or seeing friends and family.
Gamble for fun and not a way of making money – Think of gambling as an entertainment expense – like going out for dinner or to the cinema. Gambling establishments are set up to take in more money than they pay out.
Don’t gamble if you are angry, upset or depressed – You can’t make good decisions if you aren’t in the right frame of mind.
Don’t drink or take drugs when gambling – Decisions that are made under the influence are often regretted after so don’t mix gambling with drugs or alcohol.
Seek help – If you find yourself gambling when breaking any of the above tips then please scroll down for advice on how to get help.
Customers experiencing gambling problems and others affected by problem gambling should seek help. The following organisations are available to provide free and confidential advice on matters of problem gambling.
GambleAware aims to promote responsibility in gambling. They provide information to help people make informed decisions about gambling and where to go for support and advice. Further information can be found at www.gambleaware.co.uk.
Gambling Therapy offer online support to anyone addicted to gambling and those who show problematic gambling behaviour. Further information can be found at www.gamblingtherapy.org.
Gamblers Anonymous provide confidential face-to-face counselling to anyone who is affected by problem gambling. Gamblers Anonymous can be contacted at www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk.
GamCare is a registered charity that provides confidential telephone support and counselling to anyone who is affected by problem gambling. GamCare can be contacted on 0808 8020 133 (freephone from UK) or by visiting their website at www.gamcare.org.uk.
National Gambling Helpline is a service that offers confidential advice for anyone affected by gambling problems. Calls are free on 0808 8020 133 and this service is available 24 hours a day.