The U.K’s gambling commission (UKGC) has rolled out its most recent public campaign that is meant to promote ways to stay safe while gambling. The campaign is dubbed nine ways to keep yourself safe when gaming.
The campaign aims to raise awareness on safer gambling measures and tools, facilities as well as support systems like GamCare and GambleAware. Additionally, UKGC is seeking to offer better and all-round guidance on effective ways to monitor personal activity on licensed platforms.
The Gambling Commission reminds all users to undertake realities checks to figure out why they are gambling – are they looking to escape debt or make quick cash?
The body also reminds users of the rights they hold, including the right to request a timeout from all gambling-related activity for a given period.
The commission reminds all vulnerable users that licensed gambling operators are required to offer them access to self-exclusion programs like GAMSTOP, which enforces a longer time-out from gambling, up-to six months.
The UKGC, through this campaign, is expected to widen its initiative on creating public awareness on consumer rights as well as responsibilities during gambling.