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Responsible Gambling – Play it safe on SocialTournaments

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.  

 

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.