RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING

Gambling is an addictive behaviour and we are aware that for a small percentage of our customers this can lead to a range of negative consequences for individuals or those close to them. If you are concerned about your gambling behaviour and want to find out more, this section will explain everything.

You can always contact us directly via our 24/7 Live Chat or Email at: support@sportpesa.uk.

We have a social responsibility to provide information, advice and system controls for self-regulation of gambling. Our staff are trained in Social Responsibility and Responsible Gambling awareness and are available 24/7 via Live Chat.


Underage Gambling

It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to gamble. Those under 18 are also not permitted to register or to use a SportPesa account. We will ask you to verify your age when you sign up to SportPesa; this may in certain cases include sending additional evidence.

Any account found to have violated these terms will not be able to withdraw winnings and we reserve the right to contact the authorities.


Parental Controls

If you live in a house with children, or where children can access your computer you should be aware that parental controls allow you to restrict areas of the Internet. This will ensure that underage gambling does not take place on your account.

Net Nanny: www.netnanny.com
CYBERsitter: www.cybersitter.com


Self Regulating Measures

The following are self-restriction measures that you can put in place yourself, online under your SportPesa account, or by contacting us at support@sportpesa.uk.

Deposit Limits

Deposit limits are an easy way to control your bankroll and to ensure you only spend what you can afford to when playing.

Set daily, weekly or monthly maximum deposit amounts under ‘My Account’ then ‘Responsible Gambling’ or by contacting Support.

Deposit Limits are self-regulating, meaning you can change the amount at any time, but if you are increasing the limits you’ll have to undertake at 24-hour ‘cooling off’ period before it becomes effective.

Deposit Limits will not be applied to any other websites operating under the same license of TGP Europe Limited. If you have multiple casino accounts with other operators you will need to limit each individually.

Reality Check

Keep track of how long you’ve been playing with a Reality check. Set the timer for between 30mins to 5 hours. You’ll have to acknowledge the reality check to continue playing.

Time-out and Self-exclusion

Our Time-out and Self-exclusion settings can also be found in your account settings and we urge customers to use them if needs be. You’ll set the exclusion time yourself, it can be between 6 months to 5 years for self-exclusion, or for a time-out from 24hours or any period requested up to 6weeks.

Self-exclusion

  • Is between 6months to 5 years.
  • It will take immediate effect if set online.
  • You may also request exclusion from our Customer Services where the limit will be applied within 48 hours.
  • We will endeavour to ensure the excluded persons do not open a second account under the same details.
  • You will receive no marketing content from us.
  • You have to contact us at the end of the period to reactivate your account and there will be a 24-hour ‘cooling off’ period before your account becomes live again.

When opting to self-exclude all funds held in your SportPesa account will be returned to you. Any live bets will remain valid. Any event that has already started cannot be void and no stakes will be returned.

Time-outs

  • Apply online for 24hrs, 1 weeks, and 1 month up to 6 weeks.
  • Automatic account reopening at end of time-out.

Account Closure

If you wish to permanently close your account please contact our Customer Services Team. This is not included under the self exclusion features and you will be free to open a new account or re open your closed account. All sign up offers and bonuses will be forfeited on any new secondary accounts.

All time-out and self-exclusion settings will automatically be applied to any other accounts you hold with websites operating under the licences of TGP Limited and TGP Europe Limited. If you wish to recommence at the end of your self-exclusion period, you will be recommencing to the licence from which was self excluded from, and not just the brand you originially self-excluded with. This will enable you to use all TGP brands.

Extra Measures

We are a socially responsible company who recommends that you do not engage in gambling if you cannot afford to lose the money you play with or if gambling is having a negative impact on your life and those close to you.

As a SportPesa member, you may be contacted by a third party company to ensure you are with your level of gambling. If you wish to close your account at any point, contact us at Customer Services.

Extra Measures

Often people don't recognise the warning signs. Gambling doesn't usually start out as a problem. For most people, it begins as a fun and social activity. If gambling is no longer fun or if you've tried a few times to cut back and you're wondering what to do next then these tips might help: -

  • Only spend what you can afford to lose. If necessary set yourself a budget or impose betting limits on your account.
  • Only play when you can afford it without the need to borrow.
  • Never chase your losses.
  • Always keep track of what you have spent.
  • Remember that you are playing with REAL MONEY.

Help is available through confidential professional organisations and we fully support their efforts to help anyone who feels the need to seek their help and advice. The following websites offer advice and guidance, including but not limited to information on software that is available to prevent an individual computer from accessing gambling internet sites.