PocketWin has been recently accredited the Advanced Level 2 GamCare Safer Gambling Standard Accreditation, and with that is fully participating in this year’s national initiative for Safer Gambling Week from the 19th to 25th November 2020.
Safer Gambling Week and the entire gambling industry encourages operators, players and the public, to help and support those who have an issue with gambling, through encouraged conversation and raised awareness.
Along with the safety and awareness of Safer Gambling Week, comes the responsibility that both PocketWin and all sister-brands take upon themselves to promote and act on safer gambling.
PocketWin’s Safer Gambling page is open to everyone at all times, should you need any guidance or support on what steps to take towards gambling responsibly, along with some helpful tools and settings you can put in place for added support.
Whether you feel you are in control of your gambling play or not, PocketWin has put together some general rules and tips that every player should be applying themselves to, before starting to play any Casino games.
Unsafe gambling can have a negative impact on you, your loved-ones and lifestyle, should you fall out of control. Amongst all the fun and entertainment, players take on the chance of losing money. Therefore, it is of absolute importance to read through our general gambling tips and make sure you apply yourself to each one, for each gamble.
General Gambling Precautions
- Set limits for time and money
Before logging into your PocketWin account, set yourself a limit and stick to it. This limit can be based on the amount you wish to play until, how much you can afford to bet, and are willing to lose, as well as a time limit for playing.
You can set session limits on your PocketWin account at the bottom of our Safe Gambling page here. If you cannot stop after the session is up, consider taking a cool-down period.
- Only spend what you can afford
All forms of gambling hold a chance of losing, and with money being at stake, it could mean losing some of your hard earned income. If you cannot afford to lose, you are not gambling responsibly. Only play if you can afford to lose what you are betting.
- Gambling shouldn’t interfere with your personal relationships
Gambling takes up your time. This is time you could be spending at work, or with friends and family. Make sure you’re only using free time to gamble, without it interfering with any other responsibilities or your relationships. Safer gambling should not cause issues in your relationships and you should be able to be honest about your gambling habits to your loved-ones.
- Gambling is not the answer to any problem
Gambling when angry or upset is not a good idea. Playing while feeling angry or sad can lead to you making irresponsible decisions. It is difficult to see clearly when one is feeling extremely emotional at the time of play and may lead you to losing money you cannot afford. Gambling is intended to be played in a relaxed, calm and focused environment.
All of these steps should be taken for every session on PocketWin. If you feel that you are not in control you can take a time out and set a cool-down period of 1 day, 7 days or 4 weeks.
PocketWin is here to help
If you feel that you should consider taking some time away from gambling, you can head on over to answer our Responsible Gambling Questions to see your options in more detail. From this page you are able to set session limits, deposit limits, cool-down periods and self-exclusion from PocketWin and all our sister-brands.
Or you can call us at 01384 884469 or text SUPPORT to 88600 and we will call you back for free.
GamCare and Gamstop
If you’re looking for any further support and advice, go to the official GamCare website or you can get a direct response by calling the FREE National Gambling helpline at 0808 8020 133 in the UK.