The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a public campaign to promote the safety of gambling players.
The campaign has included measures that players can use and the available agencies that they can turn to keep their gaming experience safe. The UKGC has outlined ways to help players save when gambling.
The campaign focuses on raising the awareness of the public community of the safer gambling-related tools at their disposal.
The commission wants players to understand that they can use gambling-related control tools, facilities, and support groups such as GamCare and GambleAware to have problem gambling habits.
Besides, it hopes to provide players with full guidance to monitor their gambling activities and allow them to control and maintain their spending on gambling activities at a manageable level.
The commission reminds players that all legal gambling operators in the UK must allow players to access their playing activities, especially their play history. Based on such information, players can decide on their gambling habits, spending, and game consumption.
The regulator also encourages players to use in-play safety tools such as game alerts and notifications on screen so that players can track their playing time and their gaming choices and habits at these online betting shops.
In addition, it forces players who are concerned about their wager spending to set the limits for spending before playing with any gambling games.
The UKGC also reminds players to ask themselves about the reasons and reflect on their gambling motivations as they can easily access casino sites today. It suggested that players should ask themselves whether to gamble for fun, escape debt, or make a quick profit. The regulator stressed that gambling should be considered as a method to improve personal finances but rather as an entertainment activity.
Notably, the campaign reminds players to take breaks when gambling top keep themselves and their finances safe. When playing too much, they are encouraged to self-exclude from playing for a period of time, up to six weeks.