With the national lockdown in place and more people going online, it’s more important than ever for UK gambling operators to ensure the safety of their players when it comes to responsible gambling.
Even the Gambling Commission has issued reminders to the companies that it regulates and licences to remind them of their responsibilities, and a few have already received fines for failing to carry out sufficient checks on members’ source of funds and reach out to players that they suspect may have gambling issues.
With all this in mind, it’s great to see that one of Britain’s award-winning online bingo sites has taken additional steps to help its members stay in control.
Tombola has recently introduced a new Safeplay tool called Stake Limits. The facility allows players to lock their stake limits for both bingo and arcade games, allowing them to keep control over how much they spend at the site.
The feature can be found along with Tombola’s other Safeplay tools under each member’s “My Account” page.
Stake limit changes take effect immediately, and if a player decides to turn their stake limit off or raise the amount, they will have to wait for a 24-hour cool-off period before it’s applied.
As well as being able to fix your stake limit, there’s the option to apply deposit limits, self-exclude, set a cool-off period, and receive game time reminders.
Plus, Tombola has applied a particularly innovative approach to ensuring the safety of its players by awarding a £1 bonus to each member who sets or confirms a lock on their deposit limit for the first time.
On a lighter note, this month, Tombola is hosting another series of The Big Link games. Every night at 9 PM in Bingo90, there’s a guaranteed full house prize worth £10,000 up for grabs.