At BettingOdds.com we take responsible gambling very seriously. Whether it's internal audits to make sure we're sending the right messages to our users, or internally within the team here, we're dedicated to raising the awareness of what gambling can do to people when it gets out of control and help create a safe environment for users and employees alike.
We're a proud member of RAiG and as part of that membership BettingOdds.com is determined to raise the standards of affiliate marketing in the gambling sector.
What tools do bookmakers offer to help keep your gambling under control?
BettingOdds.com's very own Anton Eadson talks with Stephen Howson from FullTimeDEVILS about what tools the bookmakers have on their sites to help you keep a control of your betting. Note: all presenters on BettingOdds.com are over 25 years of age.
Bookmaker Responsible Gambling Tools
Profit & loss
check your profit and loss by timescale to show a clear message as to how much you may be up or down.
stop yourself depositing more than you can afford to play with.
Cool off periods
take a break with a short term exclusion from betting.
set a time limit so you're reminded how long you've been logged into the bookmaker website for.
limit the amount you can lose so once you've lost a certain amount you're unable to continue gambling.
set limits or restrict yourself from spending winnings or bank on other bookmaker products such as casino.
Bet blocker software
put a blocker on your computer to stop you from being able to use bookmakers online.
once requested you will be unable to bet with the bookmaker for a reasonable amount of time. 6 weeks typically.
What charities or there available if you have a problem with gambling?
Being responsible about gambling means knowing whether to play, how to play, and how much money to spend. The following services can help you develop a responsible approach so that gambling stays enjoyable and safe. If you, or someone you know, show some of the signs of problem gambling the following free sites are available. We have links to each of these sites in our footer on every page of BettingOdds.com, so if you feel things are getting out of hand or you're losing control, please seek help from one of these options.
GamCare, a registered charity, has become the leading authority on the provision of counselling, advice and practical help in addressing the social impact of gambling in the UK.
GamCare takes a non-judgemental approach to gambling. They aim to - Improve the understanding of the social impact of gambling. Promote a responsible approach to gambling. GamCare operates the national telephone helpline for anyone affected by a gambling problem and operates a network of both face-to-face and online counselling and support services.
Please visit GamCare for more information and to take part in their excellent free Self Assessment test.
Be Gamble Aware
Gamble Aware is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling.
Please visit Gamble Aware for more information for confidential advice, support and advice on problem gambling and speak free to an advisor 24/7, 365 days a year.
Over 18's Only
Please Note: To open an account with an online gambling company or bookmaker you must be over the age of 18. They reserve the right to ask for documentation that shows proof of your date of birth.
Some may also use 3rd party applications to verify that the date of birth used in your account application is correct. You should keep your User Code, Password and Credit/Debit Card details secure at all times to avoid any potential misuse by persons under the age of 18.
US citizens will not be allowed to open accounts with any online gambling site listed on our site, but we do have a US version of BettingOdds.com you can visit for information on the Responsible Gambling initiatives we run via that site. This website only advertises gambling companies in the United Kingdom.
What is RAIG?
RAiG stands for "Responsible Affiliates in Gambling" and is an independent body set up to primarily raise the standards in the gambling sector associated with responsible gambling.
The body was created in May 2019 and BettingOdds.com claimed membership in January 2020. The website underwent a strict audit to be accepted as a member and now the company, alongside other leading affiliate companies in the gambling sector will work together to create a safer safer gambling environment for consumers.
What is an affiliate?
Affiliate marketing is the process of earning an income from promoting someone elses product or services. In the instance of BettingOdds.com, we generate income from the bookmakers we promote on the site, via the traffic we send to their site, simple as that. If you click a bookmaker link on the site and go on and open an account with that bookie, they pays us for that referral.
You can find out more about affiliate marketing and our parent company Moneta Communications, with over 14 years in gaming affiliate marketing by visiting our corporate website here.