Safer Gambling Week 2020: Let's talk about safer gambling

Safer Gambling Week 2020: Let's talk about safer gambling

We're proud to support Safer Gambling Week. Let's talk about safer gambling.

It's Safer Gambling Week.

The gambling industry takes ensuring the safety of their customers very seriously and Safer Gambling Week exists to help spark conversations around what safer gambling actually is and what tools are available to help.

Whilst the majority of punters treat betting as the source of entertainment it should be, for some there may be a loss of control. Here at oddschecker, we know everyone should be mindful of this fact.

So, what is Safer Gambling?

Safer gambling is a relatively new term, used increasingly to describe safe and responsbile behaviour around gambling.

For individuals, it means ensuring you only bet what you can afford to lose, you find it rewarding and it doesn't impact other aspects of your life.

For operators and affiliates, it means providing education, resources and working to minimise gambling related harm.

What tools are available to help?

GamCare: GamCare are the leading national provider of free information, advice and support and offer a range of services, from self-help tools, to live chat, to treatment. Their website can be found at www.gamcare.org.uk.

National Gambling Helpline: With a 24 hour free helpline, the National Gambling Helpline is there for advice for anyone effected by gambling problems at any time, day or night. They are funded by an independent charity and offer confidential help and support. The helpline number is 0808 8020 133.

BeGambleAware: BeGambleAware offers free, confidential help for anyone who is worried about their or someone else's gambling. You can visit their website at www.begambleaware.org.

Self-Help Tools: Most operators have standard tools such as deposit limits, cooling off periods and self-excluison which are designed to help people who feel they may be starting to have a problem but aren't quite ready to use resources like GamCare. More information about these can be found on our website, or at the operator of your choice.

We are a member of Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG), an independent body set up to help raise standards in the sector. As part of our membership, we are subject to an annual social responsibility audit which ensures we are kept honest to our commitment to creating a safer environment for our customers and the customers of our partners. For more information on this audit, please visit this webpage or contact info@raig.org.

Please visit our Safer Gambling page to find out more about the tools and help on offer.