Responsible Gambling


Information on Keeping Control

Whilst the majority of people do gamble within their means, for some gambling can become a problem. It may help you to keep control to remember the following:
1. Gambling should be entertaining and not seen as a way of making money
2. Avoid chasing losses
3. Only gamble what you can afford to lose
4. Keep track of the time and amount you spend gambling
5. If you want to have a break from gambling you can use our self exclude option
6. If you need to talk to someone about problem gambling then contact GamCare
GamCare

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 802 0133 (freephone), 0845 6000 133 (local rate from UK) or by visiting their website at www.gamcare.org.uk.
Gamble Aware

Administered and funded by the Responsible Gambling Trust, Gamble Aware aims to promote responsibility in gambling and offers a programme which seeks to minimise problem gambling and provides help and support for anyone affected. Further information can be found by visiting their website www.gambleaware.co.uk.
Problem Gambling Questionnaire

If you are concerned that gambling may have taken over your (or someone else’s) life then the following questions may help you find out:
1. Do you stay away from work, college or school to gamble?
2. Do you gamble to escape from a boring or unhappy life?
3. When gambling and you run out of money, do you feel lost and in despair and need to gamble again as soon as possible?
4. Do you gamble until your last penny is gone, even the fare home or the cost of a cup of tea?
5. Have you ever lied to cover up the amount of money or time you have spent gambling?
6. Have others ever criticised your gambling?
7. Have you lost interest in your family, friends or hobbies?
8. After losing, do you feel you must try and win back your losses as soon as possible?
9. Do arguments, frustrations or disappointments make you want to gamble?
10. Do you feel depressed or even suicidal because of your gambling?
The more you answer ‘yes’ to these questions, the more likely you are to have a serious gambling problem. To speak to someone about this contact the GamCare confidential helpline on 0845 6000 133 or visit their website at www.gamcare.org.uk for further information.

Protection of minors
It is illegal for anybody under the age of 18 to gamble. Fixed Match King has strict policies and verification measures to prevent access by minors. It is important that parents are vigilant and here you will find information for parents, filtering solutions and where further support can be found.

Support and help information


If you feel you need further guidance and support about money worries, personal or emotional circumstances, keeping control of your gambling or concerns over a friend/family member there are a number of support organisations available. 

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