Responsible Gambling

For players, Casino Bonus Finder has set out guidelines to help you to keep your gambling under control.

The following information is based around the recommendations from the UK Gambling Commission.

There are seven gambling rules which represent good practice for players to follow in the UK:

  • Always play only at UK licenced Casinos
  • Always set budget limits
  • Make sure you opt-out of any promotional materials such as e-mail, SMS and letters
  • Always protect your children from gambling sites and materials
  • If you feel like you are starting to lose control, use ‘Cool Off’, ‘Time Out’ or ‘Self-exclude.’
  • Avoid mobile casino apps if you are prone to or have a history of addiction
  • Contact one of the many anonymous organisations that can help you with gambling addiction even if you feel you just need to chat with someone or discuss how you feel

Be aware that all licenced and compliant casinos in the UK offer you the ability to take time using cool offs or self exclusions periods. It can be for any length of the period from 24h to six weeks. Once activated the cool off period will disable your access for the chosen time. If you think you need longer then by law, every casino in the UK has to offer you the facility to self-exclude for up to a few months to even a few years.

Important Note: please ensure you protect underage children from gambling content as generally online casinos slot games and designs are very appealing to the young as they tend to offer colour displays and flashing content.

In addition, you should undoubtedly avoid installing mobile casino apps on your phone, especially if children might have access to your phone or tablet computer.

If you think you might have a problem or you’re struggling with a gambling addiction, we recommend you seek help and support from the following organisations:

Gamble Aware
Website: about.gambleaware.org
E-mail: Complete the online form
Phone: 0808 8020 133
Opening hours: 08:00 am – 00:00 pm, Monday to Sunday
Address: 7 Henrietta St, London, WC2E 8PS

Game Care
Website: www.gamcare.org.uk
E-mail: info@gamcare.org.uk
Phone: 0808 8020 133 – 020 7801 7000
Opening hours: 08:00 am – 00:00 pm, Monday to Sunday
Address: 2nd Floor, 7-11 St John’s Hill, London, SW11 1TR

Be Gamble Aware
Website: www.begambleaware.org
Phone: 0808 8020 133
Opening hours: 08:00 am – 00:00 pm, Monday to Sunday
Address: 7 Henrietta St, London, WC2E 8PS

Gambling Therapy
Website: www.gamblingtherapy.org
E-mail: info@gamblingtherapy.com
Phone: help@gordonmoody.org.uk
Opening hours: 09:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Address: 47 Maugham Street, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 2BA, UK

Gamblers Anonymous
Website: www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk
E-mail: webmaster@gambleranonymous.org.uk
Address: Intake Wellness Centre, Doncaster, Rotherham, DN2 6PL

Some organisations help you with other related issues, such as debt/

Debt Advice Foundation
Website: www.debtadvicefoundation.org
Phone: 0800 043 40 50
Opening hours: 09:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Address: 1 Anchor Court, Commercial Road, Darwen, BB3 0DB

Debt Support Trust
Website: www.debtsupporttrust.org.uk
E-mail: contact@debdtsupporttrust.org.uk
Phone: 0800 085 0226
Opening hours: 08:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Address: Claremont Office, 112 Cornwall Street South, Kinning Park, Glasgow, G41 1AA

National Debt Line
Website: www.nationaldebtline.org
Phone: 0808 808 4000
Opening hours: 09:00 am – 8:00 pm, Monday to Friday, 09:30 am – 1:00 pm, Saturday
Address: Tricorn House, 51-53 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 8TP

Step Change
Website: www.stepchange.org
Phone: 0800 138 1111
Opening hours: 08:00 am – 8:00 pm, Monday to Friday, 08:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday
Address: Wade House, Merrion Centre, Leeds, LS2 8NG

Support groups and counselling
If you want to talk one of the many support groups may be able to help you.

Counselling Directory
Website: www.counselling-directory.org.uk
Phone: 0333 3447 990
Opening hours: 09:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday to Thursday, 09:00 am – 4:00 pm, Friday
Address: Building 3, Riverside Way, Camberley Surrey, GU15 3YL

Gam-Anon
Website: gamanon.org.uk
E-mail: nsosec@gamanon.org.uk

Action for Children
Website: www.actionforchildren.org.uk
E-mail: ask.us@actionforchildren.org.uk
Phone: 01923 361 500
Opening hours: 09:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Address: 3 The Boulevard, Ascot Road, Watford, WD18 8AG, United Kingdom

Some organisation focus on providing a more practical solution such as GamBlock and Count Me Out.

GamBlock offers you to control how much time you spend gambling or on betting sites. The tool uses analytical data to block websites. It also provides a solution for other devices such as mobile and tablet.

Count Me Out, uses a database to which you can register and exclude yourself from gambling. It will require identification and personal information to be able to control your ability to gamble.