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Our Commitment towards Responsible Gambling

Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity is committed to ensuring that information about how to gamble responsibly and how to access information or help with problem gambling is readily available to all.

As part of our commitment to responsible gambling, we only allow any one person to purchase a maximum of two tickets per weekly draw. Please participate in a socially responsible way. 


What should I do if I think I have a problem with gambling?

Be Gamble Aware

BeGambleAware is the UK’s leading authority on the provision of support, advice and counselling to people affected by gambling problems. If you or someone you know needs help or advice, call their helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit www.begambleaware.org or www.gamcare.org.uk.  

The helpline operates between 8am and midnight, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – and calls outside of these hours will be taken by a recorded message service.

Sometimes just telling someone about your problem can be a relief - and it is the first step towards dealing with your problem.

To exclude yourself from gambling related products and activities from Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity, please complete the online gambling exclusion form.


Keeping Your Gambling Under Control

Gambling in moderation is okay, but problem gambling can take over your life. Remembering the following will help to keep gambling in check:

  • You are buying for fun and helping a charity, not investing money
  • Set strict limits on how much time and money you are going to spend, and only gamble what you can afford to lose
  • Quit while you are head, and don’t chase your losses
  • Do not gamble to escape from stress or boredom and keep up other interests and hobbies
  • If you are concerned about your own gambling, or that of a friend or relative, then the following questions may offer you some help and guidance. Answering yes to some of these questions does not necessarily make you a problem gambler but may indicate a problem:
  • Do you sometimes spend more money and time on gambling than you can afford to?
  • Do you find it hard to stop or manage your gambling?
  • Do you have arguments with family or friends about money and gambling?
  • Do you always think or talk about gambling?
  • Do you lie about gambling or hide it from other people?
  • Do you chase losses or gamble to get out of financial trouble?
  • Do you gamble until all of your money is gone?
  • Do you borrow money, sell possessions or do not pay bills in order to pay for gambling?
  • Do you need to gamble with larger amounts of money or for a longer time to get the same feeling of excitement or buzz?
  • Do you neglect work, school, family, personal needs or household responsibilities because of gambling?
  • Do you feel anxious, worried, guilty, depressed or irritable because of gambling
  • Do you consider or have considered an illegal act to finance your gambling?
  • Do you gamble to escape worry, trouble, boredom or loneliness?
  • Do you have difficulty sleeping because of gambling?

Visit www.gambleaware.co.uk for more information and advice.


Self-Exclusion Form

Anyone who is concerned their gambling may be becoming a problem can request to be temporarily excluded from all our gambling activities. By law, a customer who has made contact to request self-exclusion will be refused service and prevented from gambling with our charity lottery for a minimum of 6 months.

If an individual is self-excluded, they will not be able to take part in any of our lotteries or draws and they will not receive any gambling related marketing from us.

After the self-exclusion period ends, if the individual wishes to recommence participating in any of the lotteries promoted by us, they must request in writing that they wish to be removed from the self-exclusion register.

To exclude yourself from gambling related products and activities from Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity, complete the online gambling self-exclusion form.




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