Responsible Gambling Week (1st November to 7th November 2018) is an annual awareness week and initiative that looks at the responsibility gambling organisations have to their customers and encourages a conversation around responsible gambling. This week also aims to educate customers on where they can seek help if they have become addicted to gambling. As with any customer-facing establishment, casinos have a duty of care to the people that visit their venue.

There are five key behaviours of responsible gambling, which are:

Ask yourself

Have you played past your spending limit? When did you last take a break? Are you still keeping a cool head? Are you still having fun? When gambling, it is important to keep these questions in mind. If you have gone past your spending limit, have become aggressive towards people or distressed, then these are clear signs that you should take a break.

Just a heads up

It’s important to set spending limits when gambling. Take regular breaks to spend some time with your friends in the restaurant and shift your focus onto something other than gambling. Remember, to only spend what you are comfortable spending. Do not bet more than what you can afford and do not put the people around you in an uncomfortable position of having to loan you money.

Play smart

Know when to stop and keep a cool head. Gambling should be seen as a source of entertainment and not a way to make money. Know your limits and set a budget.


Gambling cannot be an alternative to 9-5 or a source of steady income as the outcome of a game can change with each go. Gambling when angry, upset or frustrated is not a good idea.

What time is it?

It’s very easy to lose track of time when gambling and when you lose track of time, you can easily lose track of how much you are spending on the betting tables. Remember to take breaks. If you need to go to the toilet, go the toilet. If you are thirsty, drink some water. And most importantly, keep an eye on the time.

If you would like more information about gambling responsibly, please speak to our Receptionist at your nearest casino and collect a pamphlet from any of our branches today.

Rainbow Casino is an over-18’s venue and promotes responsible gambling & drinking.

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