It’s easy for us to say we don’t want gambling to have a damaging effect on people’s lives. But what are we actually going to do about it? Without any solid commitments to back up what we say, our words are about as useful as a pitching wedge at Roland Garros.
So our commitment is to reducing the likelihood of gambling having a negative impact, through:
WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING?
Where do we draw the line?
When we talk about ‘responsible gambling’, what are we on about? You might say a little flutter on an outsider is irresponsible, but that’s not always the case.
Essentially, responsible gambling means you are having fun, and feel in control of how you play. If your gambling is creating financial stress, anxiety, depression, or affecting your life in a negative way overall, then it may develop into a problem.
TIPS FOR BETTING SENSIBLY
A few pointers for getting it right
HOW WE CAN HELP
What’s Paddy going to do to tackle all this?
We want to be a part of the solution. So what we do to tackle the problem, is provide help both from ourselves, and from other organisations that specialise in helping people with gambling problems. See our ‘Tools’ section for ways that we can help.