Safer Gambling

Safer Gambling Frequently Asked Questions

When is Safer Gambling Week 2023?

Safer Gambling Week 2023 will take place on 13-19 November 2023.

What is Safer Gambling Week?

Safer Gambling Week is an annual event led by the licensed gambling industry with the support of a wide range of partners. It aims to stimulate conversations around safer gambling and drive awareness of:

  • How to approach gambling more safely – questions to ask and behaviours to consider
  • The tools that are available to help you gamble more safely all year round
  • Sources of further advice and support

How can I gamble more safely?

You can gamble more safely by reading our information about safer gambling and using safer gambling tools.

How can I set deposit limits for gambling?

You can use one of the safer gambling tools to set deposit limits. You can also set time limits. Find out more here.

How can I self-exclude from gambling?

You can use a gambling self-exclusion scheme. Find out more here.

How can I get help for my gambling?

You can get free, confidential gambling support and advice by calling:

National Gambling Treatment Service (England, Scotland and Wales): Call free on 0808 8020 133

Northern Ireland National Gambling Helpline: Call free on 08000 886 725

Republic of Ireland National Gambling Helpline: Call free on 1800 936 725

You can also find lots of support, advice and information at these websites:

GamCare - free information, advice and support for anyone harmed by gambling.

Be Gamble Aware - free, confidential help and support to anyone who’s worried about their – or someone else’s – gambling.

YGAM Parent Hub - provides parents with the knowledge and resources to safeguard their families.

YGAM Student Hub - find out more about gaming and gambling and the support available to you if you’re worried about yourself or someone else.

GamblingCare Ireland - information to get help and support quickly and effectively.

What is Responsible Gambling Week?

Safer Gambling Week used to be called Responsible Gambling Week.

Who Coordinates Safer Gambling Week?

This annual event is currently coordinated by the Betting and Gaming Council with the support of partners across the industry.

Gambling Helplines
GB 0808 8020 133
IRL 1800 936 725
NI 08000 886 725