Let’s Talk About Responsible Gambling

responsiblegamblingweek

Here at MrFixitsTips we take our social responsibilities seriously and as such we’re taking part in Responsible Gambling Week, running from 12th – 18th October.

Gambling should be an enjoyable leisure activity, however we understand that sometimes some people can lose control so it’s worth remembering that there are various tools and organisations that can help if you feel you have a problem with gambling.

3 Things to Remember

  • You should only gamble what you can afford to lose
  • Avoid chasing losses
  • Keep track of the time and amount you spend gambling

To help manage your online gambling activity you should also be aware that most sites offer the kind of options below to help put you in control.

Deposit Limits

Some online betting sites have pre-defined deposit limits but you can also manage the amount of money that you are able to deposit into your account over a 24 hour, 7 day or 30 day period for yourself. Have a look on your preferred sites, if you can’t find it contact them for help.

Reality Checks

You can also manage the amount of time spent playing on most sites. You should be able set up alerts which pop up as a reminder when you have been logged in for your specified period of time. Again, ask your preferred betting site if you cannot find this option.

Time-Out

You can opt to take a short break from betting and gaming with most reputable sites. This means that you don’t have to close your account, just take time-out for a specified period of 24 hours, 48 hours, 7 days or 30 days.

Self-Exclusion

If you want to prevent yourself from gambling for a longer period of time you should use the Self-Exclusion option. Self-exclusion means asking a gambling provider to exclude you from gambling with them for a length of time, usually between six and twelve months but this can be for up to five years for online gambling.

All gambling providers in Britain must provide consumers with this option, allowing any customer who has followed the procedure to request self-exclusion to be refused service and prevented from gambling during this time period.

Website Blocking

You can monitor or restrict access to gambling sites with software such as GamBlock or Betfilter.

Support Organisations

The following organisations are available to provide free and confidential advice on matters of problem gambling.

  • GambleAware – provide information to help people make informed decisions about gambling and where to go for support and advice. Further information can be found at www.gambleaware.co.uk
  • Gambling Therapy – offer online support to anyone addicted to gambling and those who show problematic gambling behaviour. Further information can be found at www.gamblingtherapy.org
  • Gamblers Anonymous – provide confidential face-to-face counselling to anyone who is affected by problem gambling. Gamblers Anonymous can be contacted at www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk.
  • GamCare – a registered charity that provides confidential telephone support and counselling to anyone who is affected by problem gambling. GamCare can be contacted on 0808 8020 133 (freephone from UK) or by visiting their website at www.gamcare.org.uk.

Please feel free to discuss any of the issues mentioned above in the comments section below. Although we love our betting here at MrFixitsTips we are a community and here to help each other on issues such as these, not just to beat the bookies.

To find out more about Responsible Gambling Week click here.

LATEST OFFERS
Visit BetBright BetBright - Deposit £10, play with £50 at BetBright.
> CLAIM NOW
New customers only. 18+. T&Cs Apply.
Visit UnibetUnibet - £30 Welcome Bonus for New Customers.
> CLAIM NOW
New customers only. 18+. T&Cs Apply.
Visit 21Bet 21Bet - Get a £10 Free Bet every week FOREVER at 21Bet.
> CLAIM NOW
New customers only. 18+. T&Cs Apply.
Visit Bet365 Bet365 - Up to £100 bet credits at the web's best bookie.
> CLAIM NOW
New customers only. 18+. T&Cs Apply.
Visit 888sport888sport - Bet £10 Get £30 in free bets.
> CLAIM NOW
New customers only. 18+. T&Cs Apply.
Visit LadbrokesLadbrokes - Claim a £50 Free bet when you sign-up.
> CLAIM NOW
18+. New customers only. Promo code 'F50' required. Certain deposit methods excluded. Min £/€5 on win or each-way bet excluding Tote or pools = match max £/€50 free bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Bet must be made within 14 days. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. Single bets only. Free bet cannot be used on certain markets. T&Cs apply.
Visit NetBetNetBet - Join today and get a £50 Free bet.
> CLAIM NOW
New customers only. 18+. T&Cs Apply.
Visit RacebetsRacebets - Use code WELCOME for up to £50 matched bonus.
> CLAIM NOW
New customers only. 18+. T&Cs Apply.
Visit MarathonbetMarathonbet - £20 Matched Bonus for new customers.
> CLAIM NOW
New customers only. 18+. T&Cs Apply.
2 Comments
  1. Profile photo of xbets
    xbets 8 months ago

    I started betting 5years back when i first came to england from a nation where football ijust a sport and not a craze like what i see in england so as an amateur i started betting everyday with big amounts and lost lots of money for firat three years i called william hill n bet365 to ban me for next 5 years and they did but i got so addicted to it that i started betting as soon as i got my salary. Loosing bets loosing money became a routine but not for long . One finr day i came through this website and evrything changed for me . I started betting more snsibly with mr.fixits detailef analysis, news n info . I got everything under one roof . Free betting tips from mr.f and his asociates and the subscribers whose valuable comments play a major role in makung decisions. Since then till today i m in profit and i guess i must recovered from my losses as well. Thanks Mr.F to u n ur team for teaching me to be responsible and play responsibly.
    Thank u

    • Profile photo of Mr Fixit Author
      Mr Fixit 8 months ago

      Good to hear – I’ve always advocated betting banks, low stakes, singles and small accas and trying to keep it fun.

Leave a reply

CONTACT US

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending

About MrFixitsTips  |  FAQs  |  Support  |  Contact Us  | 18+  Gamble Aware  |  Privacy Policy  | Part of the Gambla Network ©2018 12th Man Media Ltd.

All odds are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change.

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?