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We also take the risks of problem gambling very seriously and make efforts to educate visitors and players to this website about the issues that could arise.
What to look out for
It can be difficult to tell is you have a gambling problem, and there’s a big debate on the differences between gambling for a bit of fun or entertainment and the beginnings of addiction.
If you’re not sure you have a problem with gambling, or you have your suspicions, or maybe a friend or family is worried about you, we’ve compiled a list of questions, tough as they are, you should ask yourself.
- Do you have difficulty stopping gambling?
- Are you borrowing money from friends or family, or taking on more debts to continue gambling?
- Do family members comment on how much time you spend gambling?
- Do you use gambling to escape other problems in your life?
- Do you lie to others about the money you spend on gambling?
- Do you hide the amount you have won or lost gambling with friends or family?
- Do you try and gamble more in an attempt to recover your losses?
- Do you sell sell or pawn your possessions to fund further gambling activity?
- Do you feel lonely, anxious, depressed, hopeless or suicidal as a result of gambling?
If you answered yes to any of the above, be honest with yourself and seek help from some of the resources we’ve compiled below.
- Counselling Directory
- Gamblers Anonymous
- Gordon Moody Association
- Responsible Gambling Trust
- The National Problem Gambling Clinic
- When The Fun Stops
Is gambling affecting your personal finances?
If your personal finances are suffering from the effects of gambling and you’re getting further into debt, we strongly advise you seek advice immediately. Please see a list below of organisations that can help you with your personal finances:
One of the effects of gambling problems is getting into financial difficulty or debt, below is a list of organisations that could help you with such issues:
How the best bingo sites can help if you lose control
The most reputable bingo sites will offer the following range of measures for you gain control of your gambling:
- Temporary time out – You can ask customer support at the bingo site to freeze your account and ban you for a few days as a temporary time out. It’s not as formal than a self-exclusion and it give you some time to think think about whether you want to continue gambling on the site or not.
- Account closure – This is a quick and easy process and all bingo sites are required to offer this as a condition of their UKGC licence. You should be able to do this and get any money owed to you.
- Self exclusion – Whilst this sounds quite formal, it’s actually a process where your account is closed and any all money is returned to you, that you haven’t spent. However, you must remember that your account cannot be reactivated for 6 months. Also think about self excluding on bingo sites that also have sister sites. If you self exclude in Robin Hood Bingo for example, you will be self excluding on all the sister sites like Ted Bingo, Moon Bingo etc.
Blocking gambling sites on your PC
It’s very easy to start getting into trouble with gambling related problems, but it’s also easy to set up ways to block your computer or PC from accessing gambling sites using website blocking software. Here’s a list of the best ones we recommend:
You can also get access to further help with a National Gambling Helpline phone number or a live chat help from Gamcare below:
Above all else we always advocate you gamble responsibly and when the fun stops, stop!