Responsible Gaming

Vbet.co.uk is committed to endorsing responsible wagering among its customers as well as promoting the awareness of problem gambling and improving prevention, intervention and treatment.

 

Vbet.co.uk’s Responsible Gambling Policy sets out its commitment to minimizing the negative effects of problem gambling and to promoting responsible gambling practices.

Vbet.co.uk supports the generation of online gamblers offering them a wide range of games and entertainment. We also take responsibility for our product line-up.

 

The aim of Vbet.co.uk is to provide the world’s safest and most innovative gaming platform for adults. The offered clear and safe products allow each user to play within his financial means and to receive the highest quality service.  Integrity, fairness and reliability are the guiding principles of Vbet.co.uk’s work. It is therefore clear that Vbet.co.uk should do its best to avoid and reduce the problems, which can arise from participation in gambling, particularly in cases of immoderate playing. At the same time, it is important to respect the rights of those who take part in games of chance to a reasonable extent as means of entertainment.

 

Responsible Gaming at Vbet.co.uk is based on three fundamental principles: Security of the player, Security of the game and Protection against gaming addiction. Together with research institutes, associations and therapy institutions, we work on creation of a responsible, secure and reliable framework for online gaming.

 

Player security

We take responsibility for the security of our players. Protection of the players is based on forbidding the attendance of the minors from participation in games and the protection of privacy, which involves responsible processing of personal data and payments. Fairness and the random nature of the products offered are monitored closely by independent organizations. Marketing communication is also geared towards player protection: we promise only what players can receive in our transparent line.

 

Protection against gaming addiction: research – prevention – intervention

The majority of users who make sports bets, casino bets and other gaming offers play in moderation for entertainment. Certain habits and behaviour patterns (such as shopping, playing sports, eating or consumption of alcohol) which are considered to be normal and not causing any concern can develop into addiction for some people and cause problems. In the same way, bets on sports and gambling can lead to problems for a small group of customers.

 

Clients with gaming addiction are prohibited from further participation in the gaming line-up. Subsequently the customers are provided with contacts of organizations where they can receive professional advice and support.

 

To get more information on the extent, possible causes and consequences of problem gaming you can visit the UKGC website section on Responsible Gambling:

http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/for-the-public/Safer-gambling/Getting-help-to-control-your-gambling.aspx

Vbet.co.uk encourage you to find more information related to Responsible Gambling at the following organisations:

 

GambleAware - https://about.gambleaware.org/

GamCare UK - http://www.gamcare.org.uk/  

Gamblers Anonymous UK - http://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/   

Gambling Therapy - https://www.gamblingtherapy.org/   

The National Council on Problem Gaming - http://www.ncpgambling.org/

 

Self-responsibility is the most sustainable form of prevention

The basic principle promoted by Vbet.co.uk is that the final decision and responsibility on whether to play or not, and how much money can be spent on the game should be assumed by the customer himself. Self-responsibility of the customer is therefore the most effective form of protection from addiction. Vbet.co.uk sees its responsibility in assisting the customers by providing transparent products, full information and keeping a clear line of conduct.

 

Protection of minors

Vbet.co.uk strictly does not allow minors (persons under the age of 18) to participate in games and make bets. We therefore request age confirmation as mandatory requirements during the registration process. Vbet.co.uk considers the issue of minors taking part in games and betting very seriously. In order to offer the best possible protection of minors, we also rely on the support of parents and carers. Please keep your data for account access in a safe place (user ID and password).

Furthermore, we would recommend that you install third party filter software. This software will allow you to restrict the access to Internet resources inappropriate for children and teenagers.  We recommend the following:

 

Netnanny: www.netnanny.com/features/internet-filter  

 

Gamblock:  www.gamblock.com

 

Betfilter: http://www.betfilter.com/

 

CYBERsitter: https://www.cybersitter.com/  

 

Responsibility towards problems

Vbet.co.uk offers a variety of games and bets which are forms of entertainment for the majority of customers. At the same time, the company takes responsibility for its customers by providing support and tools for maintenance of a secure and entertaining environment taking into account the associated risks.

 

The clients who have difficulty in assessing risks, recognizing their own limits or those who suffer from gambling addiction are not able to enjoy our product line-up responsibly and perceive it as a form of entertainment. Vbet.co.uk takes responsibility for such users by blocking their access to its products for their own protection.

 

Get informed with the main issues!

Most people play for pleasure. Moderate participation in games within their financial capacity is fully acceptable. However, for a small percentage of people gambling is not a form of entertainment, it is a challenge that must be considered seriously.

 

What is the problematic game behaviour?

A problematic game behaviour is considered such one, which interferes mode of life, work, financial position or health of a person or his family. Long participation in games is counter-indicative to such person as it can lead to negative consequences.

 

In 1980 the pathological game dependence has been officially recognized and enlisted in the list of psychological diseases of international classification system DSM-IV and ICD-10. It is defined as long, repeating and frequently amplifying inclination for game, despite of existing negative personal and social circumstances, such as a debt, rupture of family relations and delay of professional growth.

 

In what cases behaviour of a person should be considered as dependence?

It is necessary to underline that the diagnoses of game dependence can be qualified only by experts. The material presented on this web-page will help you to estimate and define your own game behaviour.

 

The special hazard of addictions that are not associated with any substance is that it is very difficult to define the line between pleasure and addiction. Nevertheless, there are some diagnostic signals that may point out the existing problems. In the presence of at least five of the following symptoms, the likelihood of the severe dependence is high:

1.    The player is deeply involved in gambling; all his thoughts are only about the game.

2.    Bet sum increases in course of time.

3.    Attempts to quit or control his participation in the games appear to be unsuccessful.

4.    When limiting his participation in gambling, a person experiences irritation and disappointment.

5.    The game is a way to escape from problems or discomfort.

6.    The player tries to win back the lost amount,

7.    Lies about his playing behaviour,

8.    Commits illegal acts,

9.    Spoils or breaks the relationship with family and colleagues,

10.    Borrows to participate in the games.

Rules for responsible games

Following the rules placed below, you can enjoy the game without anxiety:

1.    Start playing only when you are calm and concentrated.

2.    Take regular breaks.

3.    Define for yourself beforehand the monthly amount you can spend on the game.

4.    Once setting a maximum limit, do not further increase it.

5.    Before you start playing, define the maximum amount of winning, after reaching of which you should stop playing.

6.    Define the amount you can afford to lose beforehand.

7.    Do not start playing under alcohol or drug influence.

8.    Do not start playing in a depressed state.

 

Self-Exclusion and Time-Out

We provide Self-Exclusion and Time Out facilities to assist our customers with managing their gambling. Self-exclusion can be applied for periods at your discretion from six (6) months to five (5) years.

 

If this option is taken it is understood that you may not access your account until the expiry of the self-exclusion period. Your Account cannot be re-opened within the exclusion period. We will do everything we can to prevent a new account from an excluded customer being opened during the period of self-exclusion.  During your self-exclusion we will endeavour to not send any marketing and/or promotional material.

Your account can only be re-opened if you contact customer support after the self-exclusion period has expired. A 24 hour “cooling off” period will apply to those who resume gambling.

When self-excluding any open-bets will remain and any winnings paid out and any balance in the account will be refunded.

 

You can apply a Time-out to your account for periods of 24hours, one week, one month; or two months.  You may apply these limits yourself under your account or contact customer support.

 

If you wish to permanently close your account due to problem gambling, please contact customer support as soon as possible.  Once this is done you will not be able to re-open the account under any circumstances.GAMSTOPIf you are considering self-exclusion, you may wish to register with GAMSTOP. GAMSTOP is a free service that enables you to self-exclude from all online gambling companies licensed in Great Britain. To find out more and to sign up with GAMSTOP please visit www.gamstop.co.uk

We offer the opportunity to help you manage the amount of time you spend playing by setting up a Reality Check alert on your account. Once set, a pop-up alert will be displayed as a reminder that you have been logged into your account for the specified period of time. You will then be given the options of continuing, viewing your transactions or stopping and exiting the game. If you wish to receive the alerts more often any changes will be applied straight away, but if you wish to receive the alerts less often you will need to wait 24 hours before this is applied.