Mates. Sometimes, they really know how to push your buttons, but most of the time… they’re alright, eh?
A lot of our customers enjoy having a punt with their mates. Winning money’s not bad, but nothing beats telling your mate you’ve backed a winner just as it comes in.
So if you bet with your mates, you might be the best person to spot if they’ve got a problem. It might only be a little change in their behavior, but because you know them best, you’re the best one to spot it.
SPOTTING THE SIGNS
Knowing what to look out for
Here, we’ve got some tips on how you can spot the signs that one of your mates might be at risk of gambling to the point that they’re doing themselves harm. Have a look, and just keep them in mind when you’re next having a punt with pals.
THINK YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE MAY HAVE ISSUES?
What to do
If you notice a few of these signs in one of your mates, you might want to mention it to them. Having a quiet word will do. A simple “Sorry chief, I noticed you’re betting a lot lately. Just wanted to check if you’re doing all right?” is a good place to start.
Worst case scenario, they tell you to sod off. But they might also tell you they don’t know what to do.
Support is the key here. A problem shared is a problem halved. Click on ‘WHERE TO GO’ to see where to point them.
We don’t want your kids gambling either. Or any other kids, for that matter.
We use age verification checks on every single account, to confirm that our customers are 18 or older, and legally old enough to gamble.
If we are unable to confirm a customer’s age through electronic checks, we suspend the account and request a proof of age documentation.
However, we know kids can often use their parents phones, tablets and laptops, and that you might still be logged in to a and as a result, gaming companies and parents must work together to protect children from underage gaming.
Tips for Protecting Minors:
If you feel you may have an issue with underage gambling or you just want to learn more. BigDeal, run by GamCare, is an organisation aimed at young people that offers education and support about gambling.