SocialTournaments was built around the fun-while-playing concept. Our players come here to play slot tournaments, enjoy a highly entertaining experience, and have the opportunity to win some extra cash. As you are so important to us, we want to make sure you have fun in a safe environment. So, we offer you the two options to stay in control of your gambling: GAMSTOP and BeGambleAware.
First things first – What is responsible gambling?
Responsible gambling is a broad concept that consists of different policies and requirements which apply to gambling stakeholders around the world. Responsible gambling aims is to offer players a safe user experience and to make sure they are protected from the negative consequences of online gambling.
There are 7 types of responsible gambling areas connected to the iGaming industry:
- Protection of vulnerable gamblers
- Prevention of underage gambling
- Safety measures against criminal activities
- Information privacy
- Online payment protection
- A secure online environment
- Ethical and responsible marketing
The main purpose of responsible gambling is to prevent players from the negative consequences of gambling addiction. If you are always thinking about gambling or if you are feeling nervous or depressed once you stopped playing, you might be developing a gambling addiction. You can find out more about how gambling can affect your life here.
SPELPAUS.SE – Free Service by the Swedish Gambling Authority for our Swedish Players
SPELPAUS.SE is one of the newest safer gambling tools we have at Social Tournaments to help players control their gambling behaviour in a safe and secure environment. While we offer the best in slots and tournaments, it’s important that you know your limits, and Spelpaus.se ensures that once you’re in need of Self-Exclusion, you can do so using this function on the Spelpaus.se website.
The Self-exclusion will apply to all gambling companies licensed to operate in Sweden, which include:
- online casinos and online gambling machines,
- online betting,
- online bingo,
- online lotteries,
- token-gambling machines (so-called Vegas),
- Casino Cosmopol
- gambling via gambling agents in shops and at racecourses (and similar)
The Self-Exclusion period that you can set ranges from 1, 3, 6 months, or until you decide you’re ready to return. If you decide to choose the latter, you can’t end your self-exclusion until 12 months have passed.
- You must log out of all the gaming sites and apps you use – clear your cookies in the browser to do this easier.
- A suspension can’t be undone.
- You can extend your current suspension if you feel you’re not ready to return.
Stodlinjen – If you’re worried about your own, or someone else’s gambling, you can call or chat to the knowledgeable and friendly support staff at Stodlinjen. You’ll be able to take a test to see if your gambling has gotten out of control – and be advised by qualified professionals thanks to Stondlinjen.
GAMSTOP – control your gambling activities
GAMSTOP is a free service for consumers resident within the United Kingdom that gives you full control of your gambling. Thus, you can enjoy a thrilling gaming experience. What GAMSTOP does is that it helps you restrict your access to different gambling websites and apps run by companies licensed in Great Britain, for a period of your choosing.
The first step you need to make is to sign in to GAMSTOP by providing a few essential details such as your postcode, your date of birth and your e-mail address. After successfully signing up, your self-exclusion might take up to 24 hours to become effective. You can choose to be excluded for a period of 6 months, 1 or 5 years.
BeGambleAware – free support for anyone who is worried about their gambling
BeGambleAware is an online platform that provides information to help people make informed decisions about their gambling. They will help you to find out more about gambling and what safer gambling means, to understand and recognise the risks of gambling, and show you where to go for further information, help and support should you need it.
The SocialTournaments team is working hard to give you the best gaming experience, always putting their players’ needs first. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described in the guide above, please use the tools we offer you and seek help.