Safer Gambling Week.

Safer gambling is the way to play.

Here at The Vic we always want to ensure that our players are safe and happy. So for Safer Gambling Week we wanted to highlight some key tools – found in our Safer Gambling hub – along with places where you can seek further advice and support, to help you keep your gaming fun:

Set Your Limits
Having a cap on how much you can deposit and lose in a day, week or month is good way to stay in control of the amount you’re spending on gaming.

Reality Check
Playing for long, uninterrupted periods of time is often a sign that there’s a problem. To keep track of how long you’ve been playing and give yourself a nudge to have a little break, you can set game session reminders to pop up every so often – choose from once a minute to once every five hours.

Take a Break
Need to take a step back from playing for a bit? Then the Take a Break option could help. Set a temporary block on your account so you are unable to access it for between 24 hours and 6 weeks.

Need a longer break? It’s ok, we can help. To self-exclude – meaning you will block access to your account at The Vic for a minimum of 6 months – go to Safer Gambling hub and select your chosen self-exclusion period. This will lock your account and you will be unable to access it again until after the self-exclusion period has finished and we’ve spoken to you to confirm you’re ok to start playing again.

If you want to self-exclude, we recommend that you also register with GAMSTOP – this will self-exclude you from all online gambling companies licensed in Great Britain. Their service is free and can help you restrict your access to a wider range of gaming.

To find out more and to sign up with GAMSTOP, please visit

Understanding the Risks
If you need help with safer gambling, understanding the risks or recognising a gambling problem, BeGambleAware offers a free and confidential advice service – including 24/7 support via call and live chat options if you need help right away – along with tips on how to stay in control.

Find out more at

Is Problem Gambling Affecting You or Those Close to You?
GamCare is a registered, independent charity with dedicated and experienced professionals, helping problem gamblers, as well as providing support for their friends and families.

For more information, go to

Support for Young People
Bigdeal is a place specifically for young people, who can be at extra risk when it comes to problem gambling.

Head to to find information and support related to gambling, either for yourself or someone you care about.

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We are here to remind you to keep it fun. Find out more about safer gambling here.