At BettingOdds.com/us we like the operators we promote take responsible gambling very seriously.
Whether it's from internal audits to ensure that we are sending the correct message to our site visitors or within the team itself we endeavor to raise awareness of what can happen if problematic gambling gets out of control
What tools do bookmakers offer to help keep your gambling under control?
Most operators will allow you to set a daily deposit limit on your account to stop you from going over your required budget for sports gambling.
On top of this, you will be able to see profit/loss figures on your account so you can easily check how you are performing.
You can also temporarily suspend access to your sportsbook betting account, periods range normally from 3 - 180 days by accessing the “responsible Gaming” option in your account.
You can also request self-exclusion, for example in the State of New Jersey, this will ban you from using any New Jersey licensed Internet online gaming platform or from entering a bricks-and-mortar location for a duration of 1 or 5 years and it cannot be revoked.
You will find that this varies from state to state but you generally have to apply in person at the office of your local Gaming Enforcement agency. Please also be aware that you would need to perform this action in all states that you wished to be excluded from.
What organizations are available if you have a problem with gambling?
There are several options available, details of which you can find below:
NCPG - National Council on Problem Gambling
The NCPG is a national organization that offers a 24-hour confidential national helpline which can be reached at 1-800-522-4700 or you can chat with a helpline specialist via their website at https://www.ncpgambling.org/help-treatment/chat/.
Indiana University Bloomington offers a confidential referral number 0800-994-8448 or text INGAMB to 53342, you can also find them online at https://ipgap.indiana.edu/.
The Illinois Gaming Board has set up a website www.weknowthefeeling.org for help, support, and advice about problem gambling. The website accompanies the telephone number 1-800-GAMBLER.
Iowa Problem Gambling Services - The Iowa Department of Public Health offers a Statewide helpline (1-800-BETS OFF) and a website https://yourlifeiowa.org/gambling.
Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ can be reached at 800-Gambler or online at https://800gambler.org/.
The Council of Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania can be contacted at https://www.pacouncil.com/ or called on 1-800-Gambler.
This varies from state to state, but generally, 21 years of age is the minimum requirement to open a sports betting account, and all of our advertising will say 21+.
Licensed sportsbook operators will make use of geo-targeting software to ensure that users are within the state borders of the operator that you are trying to place a wager with. For example, you might live in New Jersey but have traveled to a state such as Utah where all gambling is illegal, therefore you will not be able to place a wager with that sportsbook until you return to New Jersey.