Online casinos are fun and entertaining, however, it’s always good to remember to play safe, be it with regards to responsible gaming, playing on licensed sites or choosing secure payment methods.
This week it’s Responsible Gaming Week, an industry-wide initiative in the UK promoting safer play. We’re here to share some tips and tools to play with your mind at ease. Read on to discover our top tips.
Choose Only Licensed Casinos
When playing online casino at LiveRoulette, you can rest assured that our games and services are entirely regulated and controlled by the relevant authorities within the UK and the European Union. The operating company behind LiveRoulette is part of a group with over fifty years of experience in the gaming industry. When playing on any online casino, be sure that it’s a fully licensed gaming company. You should be able to find all of this information freely on the site itself.
Use Secure Payment Methods
SSL data encryption is the gold standard for online security. Use antivirus and firewall technology when accessing sites where you make payments, and choose from safe and secure payment methods such as VISA, Mastercard, Paysafecard and others. Keep your account details private and secure at all times, particularly if you’re playing when you’re out in public places.
We want you to have fun but be responsible every time you play with us. LiveRoulette encourages its players to gamble responsibly, and to use your funds wisely. Borrowing money to play, spending more than you can afford or using money which has been saved for other reasons is not the right way to go, as it can cause problems for yourself and the people around you.
LiveRoulette has several responsible gaming tools in place to help you play in the right way. You can set up your own gaming limits, budgets and boundaries. We work together with the Global Gaming Guidance Group (G4) to provide players with the tools to prevent unhealthy gaming behaviour.
You can also set daily, weekly or monthly limits on the amount you can deposit to your account, set time out periods and reality checks so you can play with your mind at rest.
Use Reality Checks
These days, most online casinos offer cool-off options, from 24-hour time outs to more permanent solutions. Need a reality check on your gaming? No problem. With LiveRoulette you can be notified by a Reality Check which helps you keep track of how long you’ve been playing. You can be informed every 15 minutes, 30 minutes, one or two hours, depending on the frequency you choose.
The Reality Check feature will automatically stop the game you’re currently playing until you either decide to continue with the game or you choose to exit. This feature gives you a detailed breakdown of your online casino activity, such as information about your current gaming session with regards to time spent and information regarding any wins and losses.
For players who may wish to self-exclude, LiveRoulette and a number of online casinos allow you to register with GamStop. GamStop is a handy and free service which allows players to self-exclude from all online gambling companies which are licensed in Great Britain. To find out more information and to sign up for this service simply visit www.gamstop.co.uk.
Take A Self-Assessment Test
If you are concerned about the possibility of developing a gambling problem or you think that you might have already developed one, you can try the Self-Assessment test provided by LiveRoulette (if you’re a registered player), and see what the results show. If your test result has reason to concern you, consider activating a time-out on your account or contact customer support to receive further help and advice.
While playing online casinos can be fun, it is always important to keep in mind that responsible gaming should be at the core of all online casinos and their games. LiveRoulette does its utmost to ensure that not only are all payments done safely and securely, but also that all games are licensed and regulated, and that all players are well taken care of when playing on the site.