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The Racing Post and Safer Gambling

Find information, help and guidance on how to bet safely.

What is Safer Gambling?

Safer Gambling is staying in control and staying within your limits. The Racing Post wants all our customers to understand that gambling should be regarded only as an enjoyable recreational pastime, not as a means of making money.

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Do I Have a Gambling Problem?

It is important to be honest with yourself around your gambling. Being a compulsive gambler can harm your health and relationships, and leave you in financial difficulty. If you have a problem with gambling and you would like to stop, then support and treatment is available.

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Safer Gambling Interviews & Information

Safer Gambling Week 2022

Safer Gambling Week 2022

Following Aidan O’Brien’s advice is a sound way to conduct your betting

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‘Seeing losses in clear blue ink is the best way to stay firmly in control’

‘Seeing losses in clear blue ink is the best way to stay firmly in control’

Five leading Racing Post tipsters share their advice on how to gamble safely

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Battle against gambling harms takes to the streets amid cost of living crisis

Battle against gambling harms takes to the streets amid cost of living crisis

Betknowmore’s Anna Niemczewska talks about the charity’s approach to education

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Help AvailableHelp Available

Beating addiction can be a daunting task. Gamban is the first step to self-exclusion, but there are a number of other steps you can take…

Go to Gamban

GamCare is the leading UK provider of free information, advice and support for anyone harmed by gambling.

Go to Gamcare

Therapy for gambling addiction – a global service offered by Gordon Moody, providing free practical advice and emotional support to anyone affected by gambling

Go to Gambling Therapy

BeGambleAware offer free, confidential help and support to anyone who’s worried about their – or someone else’s – gambling.

Go to BeGambleAware
What is self exclusion?

What is self exclusion?

Self exclusion is an irreversible way of you stopping all your betting activity with an individual bookmaker, for a specific period of time, but usually a minimum of 6 months. You will be able to withdraw any balances but not deposit or place any bets or play any games.

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What are deposit limits?

What are deposit limits?

Deposit limits allow you to specify the maximum total amount of money you can deposit into your bookmaker account within a set period - usually rolling 24 hour, weekly or monthly period.

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What are  time outs?

What are time outs?

Taking timeouts from gambling allows you to: have a break, keep track of how much you are spending, keep a clear mind so that you don't become overwhelmed and make sure that you are not becoming dependent on gambling. If you choose to take a timeout, you can block yourself from gambling for up to six weeks.

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Bookmakers Help

Betfair believe that betting and gaming online should be a fun experience - but also one that is safe. Betfair want to make sure it always stays that way, and see it as their responsibility to make sure gambling with them is safe for everyone.

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Ladbrokes are committed to helping their customers gamble in a safer and more responsible way and providing support to those who need it.

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Paddy Power believe that betting and playing with Paddy Power should be a fun experience that’s fair for all their customers. Paddy Power want to make sure it always stays that way, which is why they see it as their responsibility to make sure gambling with them is safe for everyone.

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William Hill support safer gambling William Hill care about your safety. William Hill want you to enjoy your experience, whilst playing in a safe environment. Your William Hill account has several tools to help you stay in control of your play - they encourage you to learn more about them.

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Skybet see the wellbeing of their customers as their top priority 365 days a year, because if it isn’t safe, it isn’t entertaining. From deposit limits to full self-exclusion, they have the people and tools to support you at all times.

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bet365 is committed to Safer Gambling. They promote gambling as an enjoyable leisure activity and they believe that gambling can only remain this way if you stay in control and gamble responsibly. However, bet365 know that for some people gambling can stop being a harmless leisure activity and become a problem.

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Coral are committed to helping their customers gamble in a safer and more responsible way and providing support to those who need it.

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Tote are committed to helping their customers gamble in a safer and more responsible way and providing support to those who need it.

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