social responsibility

RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING

Most people gamble for fun and enjoyment, some people think of gambling as a way to make money, spend more than they can afford, or use gambling to distract themselves from everyday problems.

Following these tips can help you to gamble more safely.

Tips for Safer Gambling


1. Don’t think of gambling as a way to make money:

Think of gambling as an entertainment expense – just like buying a movie ticket or having a meal out

2. Only gamble with money you can afford to lose:

Gamble within your weekly entertainment budget, not with your phone bill or rent budget. Keep track of what you are spending on your gambling

3. Think about setting a money limit in advance:
  • Decide how much you can afford to lose. When it’s gone - time to go home.
  • Set a winning limit, if you reach it - time to go home if you win, you’ve been lucky, but don’t be disappointed if your luck doesn’t continue

4. Set a time limit in advance:

It is easy to lose track of time when you’re gambling. Set a time limit or alarm, and when time is up - stop!

5. Never chase your losses:

If you lose your set money limit and then try to win some of it back before you leave, then you haven’t really set a money limit. Chasing your losses will usually just lead to bigger and bigger losses

6. Don’t gamble if you are depressed or upset:

Decision making can be more difficult when you are stressed or emotionally upset. Make sure you are gambling for the right reasons; for fun and entertainment, not to win money or because you are bored or distressed

7. Balance gambling with other activities:

When gambling becomes your only form of entertainment, it is unlikely that you are still just gambling for the fun of it, and your gambling may even be a problem. Make sure gambling isn’t your only pastime

8. If you use the casino cash desk:

Consider setting daily financial limits that are within your means by limiting the amount of money that can be withdrawn at the cash desk

9. Take frequent breaks:

Gambling continuously can cause you to lose track of time and perspective. Step out for some air or a bite to eat at regular intervals

10. Responsible alcohol consumption:

Alcohol can cloud judgement, and good judgement stands as your main line of defense against letting gambling get out of control

HOW MUCH DO YOU SPEND ON GAMBLING?

www.BeGambleAware.org offers a calculator that can help work this out for you


This tool is completely anonymous and confidential, they do not ask for any personal details and do not store any data. Remember, everyone has different income and expenditure levels, and different financial limits. It is up to you to decide how much is “too much”

TAKING A BREAK

Below are some tips you can follow if you feel it’s time to take a break from gambling:


Unsubscribe from any emails and post you receive from gambling companies and unfollow gambling sites on social media accounts


Help is available. There are a range of specialist services available to provide help and support for gamblers experiencing problems, and for family members and others who may be affected by another person’s gambling


Contact your bank - several banks now offer customers the option of blocking gambling transactions

Delete all gambling apps from phones, computers and tablets you have access to

HELP AVAILABLE

Speak to a casino manager at Rainbow Casinos, they will offer information on where advice and support can be obtained or suggest options within the casino to reduce possible gambling risks. Speak to a casino manager at any time during opening hours


If you are concerned about gambling - call Freephone 0808 820 133 for the National Gambling Helpline. Operated by GamCare, counsellors can offer immediate confidential advice and identify the best support for you: http://www.gamcare.org.uk


Gambling Therapy - If English is not your preferred language visit https://www.gamblingtherapy.org. Gambling therapy is a global service by Gordon Moody offering free practical advice and emotional support to anyone affected by problem gambling


National Problem Gambling Clinic (NPGC) is a specialist NHS clinic and is jointly commissioned by GambleAware and NHS England and accepts referrals for people aged 13 or over, with complex problems relating to gambling living in England and Wales: www.cnwl.nhs.uk


Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem: http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/


Problem Gambling Guide - A guide to pages full of help, support and advice for problem and compulsive gambling and recovery from it: http://www.problemgamblingguide.com


BeGambleAware - Offers free, confidential help for anyone who is worried about their or someone else’s gambling. If you need help right away, you can call or live chat with an Adviser 24/7: http://infohub.gambleaware.org


GamBlock- Blocks access to online gambling: https://www.gamblock.com

Crisis Resources

Samaritans - An organisation in the UK to help people in crisis or those who are worried about someone in crisis and /or at risk for suicide. http:// www.samaritans.org or telephone 116 123.


If you are under 35 you can also contact HOPEline from Papyrus on 0800 068 4141


In an emergency, or if you or someone else is in danger, please dial 999

SELF –EXCLUSION

If you think you are spending too much time or money gambling. Then ask a staff member for more information about the self-exclusion scheme or pick up a SENSE leaflet


Self-exclusion means asking a gambling operator to exclude you from gambling with them for a length of time, with a minimum period of 6 months. All gambling providers in Britain provide the option, allowing any customer who has followed the procedure to request self-exclusion.


If you choose to self-exclude, please then consider also calling the National Gambling Helpline.


SENSE allows people to voluntarily enrol in a scheme to exclude nationally from land-based casinos in the UK


It is up to you to keep your self-exclusion agreement, but Rainbow Casino will do all they reasonably can to help you. If you visit a venue from which you have self-excluded and are recognised you will be asked to leave and the other venues in the scheme will be informed.


Information by email: info@senseselfexclusion.com


Or speak to an advisor over the phone between the hours of 9am –5pm Monday to Friday. Call: 0203

409 2047


If you want to self-exclude from online gambling then you can visit - GAMSTOP www.gamstop.co.uk

Once registered you will be prevented from using gambling websites and apps run by companies licensed in Great Britain, for a period of your choosing