In the United Kingdom and the Gambling Commission regulator has reportedly announced the launch of a new campaign that has been designed to increase awareness of safer iGaming control tools alongside problem gambling support groups such as GamCare and GambleAware.
According to a Monday report from SBCNews, the public body declared that its Nine Ways to Keep Yourself Safe When Gambling initiative also seeks to supply local iGaming aficionados with better all-round guidance on ways to monitor their activities so as to ‘maintain consumer spend at a manageable level.’
SBCNews reported that the scheme moreover reminds consumers that all United Kingdom-licensed iGaming domains are required to provide punters with ‘access to historic account activity’ so as to help them make informed decisions regarding their gambling habits and consumption. The source detailed that this drive furthermore advises players to exploit in-play safety tools such as pop-up screen alerts in order to remain aware of just how much time they are spending online or in front of a land-based gaming machine.
The Gambling Commission reportedly rolled out a general consumer rights guidance campaign last month with the aim of informing players about the multiple requirements and safety standards licensed operators are obliged to provide new registrations. SBCNews reported that this newer initiative seeks to build on the regulator’s tradition of raising awareness around players’ rights and responsibilities and advises them to ‘set limits on their spend’ before enjoying any form of gambling entertainment.
SBCNews reported that the regulator’s latest scheme additionally informs punters to undertake ‘reality checks’ as to why they are gambling and to ‘think carefully about your motivations to gamble.’ The program similarly counsels aficionados that all licensed operators must offer access to the Gamstop self-exclusion system and concludes by reminding fans of iGaming entertainment of their right to request a ‘timeout from gambling’ that could last as long as six weeks.