The latest public campaign has been launched by the UK Gambling Commission and it promotes '9 ways to keep yourself safe when gambling'. The Commission aims to raise public awareness on Gambling Controls, Rights and the Safeguards that are in place.
Tackling Problem Gambling
The latest campaign that has been launched by the UKGC will focus on the gambling tools that are in place, should players need them. It raises awareness of the facilities players can use and the support groups that help people such as GambleAware and GamCare.
The UKGC are also seeking to provide better all-round guidance on how consumers can monitor their activity with licensed incumbent - ‘maintaining consumer spend at a manageable level’.
The UKGC raises public awareness with 9 ways to keep players safe when gambling.
The campaign reminds the public that all online casinos that are licensed by the UKGC must be willing to provide their players with access to historical account activity. This is to help costumes make informed decisions when considering their gambling habits and consumption.
In addition to this, the UKGC also reminds the public that they can take advantage of in-play safety tools. These include game alerts that pop up on the screen which reminds the player how long they have spent online or on gaming machines in betting shops.
Any players who have concerns about the amount of money they are wagering are reminded that they can set limits on their spend at UKGC casinos. The Commission reminds audiences to undertake reality checks as to why they are gambling, “to escape debt or as a way to make quick money? Think carefully about your motivations to gamble”.
The statement from the UKGC was concluded by reiterating the fact that audiences will always have the right to ask for a ‘timeout from gambling’ which can be for a set period of time up to six weeks.
All UKGC licensed operators must also have full access to the GAMSTOP self exclusion scheme. This enforces a ‘longer break from gambling’ which can be for a period of up to six months.
The UKGC will continue to expand their initiatives on raising public awareness of consumer rights and responsibilities when gambling.
Last month they also launched a campaign on consumer rights when customers sign up and register. The campaign raised awareness of the requirements and safeguards that operators have to provide in these circumstances.