Gambling can be enjoyable for the majority, however a number of people can develop a gambling addiction which can lead to a range of problems. If you feel that you've developed an issue or an addiction there are a number of sources that can offer support and advice:
BeGambleAware offers free, confidential help and support, and are an independent charity that funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. More information about how they can help can be found on their website or by telephoning them:
Phone: 0808 8020 133
Gamcare is a registered UK charity that offers free support, information and can advise and help you through their extensive range of services. You can get in touch with Gamcare support via the live chat service on their website, or the telephone number below:
Phone: 0808 8020 133
GAMSTOP is the UK's national self exclusion scheme that assists residents within the United Kingdom with putting various controls in place to limit online gambling activities. The support team can be contacted via a webchat service on their website or by freephone:
Phone: 0800 138 6518
Gamblers Anonymous is a worldwide support group that offers support and help required to assist in overcoming gambling addiction. GA is run by compulsive gamblers who want to help other compulsive gamblers. They can be contacted via their website or by phone:
Phone: 0330 094 0322
General Gambling Advice
When gambling online at British Bookmakers it's very important that you take the following pointers into consideration and follow a few simple rules to minimise heartache.
- Decide on how much money you can afford to bet, not how much you want to bet.
- When this limit has been reached, walk away.
- If you have won a small amount then be sensible and take your winnings.
- Gambling is a form of entertainment and is definitely not a get rich quick scheme.
- There are no guaranteed winning systems no matter what you've heard.
- Gambling can lead to addiction and seriously damage your financial situation.
- If you lose, don’t try and chase your losses.
Please follow the advice and gamble responsibly.