England – London based bookmaker listed on the London Stock Exchange; William Hill, has today issued safer gambling reminders to customers during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The reminders are part of a commitment by members of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) to protect consumers during the current lockdown in Britain, amid fears of a rise in gambling related problems such as addiction.
William Hill, who is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index, stated:
‘We want you to enjoy your gambling experience with us and to always stay in control.
And we’re committed to helping you get the support you need if you do run into difficulty.
We work with our regulators and gambling charities to offer a wide range of support for customers who experience gambling difficulties and addictions.’
Along with the reminders, the firm, has compiled a list of tools that helps gamblers stay in control of their wagering and spending during prolonged home-occupancy due to lockdown and quarantine. Gambling control tools include:
You decide on how much you can afford to spend on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and stick to it. If you set the limit at £10.00 a day, week or month, William Hill’s system will not allow you to deposit any more than this amount in 24 hours, seven days or 30 days.
Block access to specific products on the William Hill website, such as enable casino games but disable sports betting.
Session Time Reminders
The ‘Session Time Reminder’ clock starts the first time you place a bet within a game. Once your selected time is reached and you place another bet then you will be shown the ‘Session Time Reminder’ popup.
Short Time Out
Take a Short Time Out from one day to six weeks (or one day to six months for non-UK residents).
When you choose to totally self-exclude with William Hill, they will close all your William Hill accounts from between 6 months to 5 years.
William Hill is operated by WHG (International) Limited, a company registered in Gibraltar and is committed to supporting Safer Gambling.