We’ve previously mentioned that tacking problem gambling remains a concern for the UK Government, as well as prevention and support groups such as GamCare. It’s also top of the agenda for advisory bodies like The Parliamentary All-Party Betting and Gaming Group (APBGG) and the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the latter of which has just announced that it will be undertaking an online review of the Gambling Act 2005.
UK gambling operators are also being asked to increase their efforts in this area and, therefore, LeoVegas casino has recently posted a reminder about its safer gambling tools on its Facebook page.
The post from the LeoVegas social media team aims to raise awareness of the features that the online casino and sportsbook offers its members. The tools can be used to manage your play to ensure that it remains safe and enjoyable at all times.
The Facebook post includes a link to the casino’s Responsible Gaming page, which starts by inviting players who have any questions or concerns to contact its trained staff for further details or advice.
There’s also a self-assessment tool that can be completed anonymously, It features 18 simple statements (such as “Sometimes I lose track of time and gamble for longer than I intend to” which users must assign a rating out of 10. At the end of the test, the user is presented with the perceived impact of their gambling habits on their daily life.
The page also explains how to set deposit limits (the amount of money that you can deposit to your account on a daily, weekly or monthly basis), loss limits, reality checks (which cause a pop-up to appear during play, reminding you how long you’ve been playing for), and wagering limits. Plus, there’s information on how to request a time-out or self-exclusion if you feel that you need to take a break from playing at LeoVegas.