To be in control on how much you spend on gaming and how long you spend on the site, the online casinos provide different methods to help you play responsibly:
- Deposit limits, which allow you to set a maximum amount that you can deposit daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.
- Self exclusion procedures: if you want to take a break from online gaming, you can request to block your account for a certain period without the possibility to reopen it until the chosen period expires, or you can opt for closing your account permanently. Depending on the site, this can be done in the account settings or contacting the support team.
- Session limits: there is an option where you can limit how long you spend on the site, how much you play or how much you lose. (Available depending on the casino license requirements).
If at any time you feel like you need help, there are organizations that provide support to prevent gambling addictions. These two are very popular in UK:
GambleAware is a registered charity organization that helps you to find out more about gambling and what responsible gambling means, to understand and recognise gambling issues and show you where to get further information, help and the support you might need.
Free phone: 0808 8020 133 (8am to midnight, 7 days a week)
c/o Responsible Gambling TrustTM
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7287 1994
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7734 4561
GamCare is a registered charity that provides confidential telephone support and counseling to anyone who is affected by gambling issues.
GamCare can be contacted on +44 (0) 845 6000 133 (local rate from UK).
2&3 Baden Place
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7378 5200
Fax: +44 (0) 020 7378 5237