November 19th to 25th has been designated as Safer Gambling Week. This is an industry wide initiative from all sectors of the gambling industry, including online, to support and promote responsible gambling. As a company that promotes bingo and casino we're very much behind this initiative, not just for one week but throughout the year. Gambling should be fun and safe! However, if you have concerns about your habits or those of a family or friend then the following information may help you.
If you do play online then there are some simple steps that you can follow to help you gamble responsibly
- Don't think of gambling as a way to make money
- Set your limits
- Only spend what you can afford
- Never chase your losses
- Don't play if you're angry or frustrated
- Never put gambling before family or friends
All online casinos and bingo sites have facilities where you can set your deposit or wagering limits. Our advice is set them and stick to them. If you feel you're spending too much money or time on a particular site then it's also possible to set up a self exclusion which prevents you from playing for a period of time or indefinitely. More details about self exclusion can be found at RGA.
Help & Support
If you're concerned that you or someone you know has a gambling problem then there are people who can help. The National Gambling Helpline is operated by GamCare and offers free and confidential support as well as advice on problem gambling. Additional support is available at the National Problem Gambling Clinic, BigDeal - a site aimed at young people and Gambler's Anonymous. More details can be found at BeGambleAware or through the links below. The video below explains how GamCare help those with gambling addiction.
- Gamblers Anonymous
- Gambling Therapy App
- Opt In To Self Exclude
- When The Fun Stops
You may well have heard the phrase "When The Fun Stops stop" on various TV adverts, for example Ladbrokes. This phrase came about as part of an initiative set up by The Senet Group, a collection of online brands that includes Coral, Ladbrokes and William Hill as a way to promote responsible gambling to their players. The When The Fun Stops website provides more information and support with regards gambling online.
Like many in the industry, Loquax is committed to responsible gambling. If there is anything on the site that you feel we can improve upon to further this cause then please feel free to contact us.