Responsible Gambling

I’m hugely passionate about betting accumulators and this was the reason why WhatAcca.com was set up. I’ve always enjoyed a flutter on the football and the horses, although I wanted to channel my passion into a website where I would not only share my tips on a regular basis but also write strategy articles to help you get the most from your betting.

However, I’m fully aware that some people bet beyond their means and get themselves into a difficult situation when it comes to online betting. I would hate to think that anyone who visits WhatAcca.com ever gambles more than they can afford to lose and I would encourage you to bet sensibly and very much treat betting like a recreational activity rather than a guaranteed way of making money.

When the Fun Stops, Make Sure You Stop

You might have already seen the television adverts about responsible gambling and I can only echo the fact that when the fun stops, you need to stop betting. Anyone who says that they only back winners is a liar and we all experience a bad run where we punt a string of losing bets no matter how hard we try.

If you ever feel as though your betting is getting out of control, then there are a number of different websites you can visit to get advice although the first port of call should be to stop online betting and you can choose to self-exclude with a bookmaker or even get your account closed down permanently if you think that’s the way forward.

Every bookmaker I recommend at WhatAcca.com gives customers the ability to set a deposit limit when they sign up. You can also adjust this deposit limit and adjust the daily, weekly or monthly amount so that you are limited as to how much you can fund your account at any given moment.

Create a Staking Plan For Your Football Bets

I’ve found that one of the best ways to stay in control with your online betting is by creating a staking plan. Say you want to only bet £20 on a particular Saturday, then you should consider whether you are going to place that amount on one particular bet or alternatively spread it around and stake a number of smaller amounts on different selections.

As I say, you should be prepared to walk away from a betting website should you lose a particular amount that you have assigned for betting. Should you manage to win a certain amount with your bets, the temptation might be to reinvest it on other bets although there’s certainly nothing wrong with walking away with a profit and waiting a day before returning and placing more bets.

Who Can I Contact If I Have a Problem With Gambling?

There are thankfully a number of bodies that have been set up to help betting customers who might have got themselves into a difficult situation and you’ll find links through to these sites at WhatAcca.com, with these professional organisations having plenty of tools to help you through difficult moments.

The BeGambleAware website is packed with useful information and I’ve checked it out personally to make sure that if any WhatAcca.com readers get in touch with regard to their gambling spiralling out of control, I am then in a position to inform them about the Responsible Gambling site and recommend they visit it right away.

As you can see from the website, there is free confidential advice available to any person that is struggling when it comes to online betting and the same applies if you want to talk to someone in confidence relating to someone you know who is seemingly having issues when it comes to gambling.

There is a Freephone 24-7 National Gambling Helpline that can be used and it’s a simple case of calling 0808 8020 133 where you’ll be put through to a qualified professional advisor who will listen to your situation and offer free advice based on what you have told them. Please bear it in mind.

All the bookmakers who I recommend also have links through to responsible gambling pages. GamCare is another big organisation which has been set up and there is a toll-free helpline and Live Chat for anyone who wants to consult a sympathetic human being who wants to try and help people as much as they can.

This website is also excellent in terms of having a Group Chat function where you can share your experiences with other people in a similar boat to yourself. There is also a regulated forum where you can find out about the experiences of others and see how it measures up against your own.

Take care and play safe.

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