Responsible Gambling Statement

 

Overview

For most people, having a wager is an enjoyable leisure and entertainment activity. However, gambling can have negative impacts for some people. Therefore, we have developed this statement to communicate our approach to responsible gambling and minimising harm to consumers who may be vulnerable to problem gambling. Our operations are governed by this policy, and various regulatory and legislative instruments within Australia, including the Northern Territory Racing Commission approved NT Code of Practice for Responsible Service of Online Gambling 2019.

 

What is Responsible Gambling?

“Responsible Gambling” is a broad concept. Its intention is to ensure that having a wager is conducted in a manner whereby the potential for harm associated with problem gambling is minimised. It respects the responsibility of individuals for their own actions, but also acknowledges a responsibility on the part of service providers, such as us.

 

What is Problem Gambling?

Problem gambling occurs where a person loses control over their gambling, in particular the amount of money gambled and the amount of time they devote to gambling.

 

Customer Care Principles

At Buddybet, we want to be an industry leader in providing a safe environment for our users. We actively encourage and promote responsible gambling practices and provide tools to assist our users in maintaining control of their environment.

 

Our Position on Responsible Gambling

We are committed to sharing responsibility with Governments, communities and individuals for helping users control their gambling and helping problem gamblers to identify their problem and seek assistance. Some of the ways that we do this are:

  1. Allowing our users to tailor their depositing and betting activity by placing a deposit limit on their account when signing up or at any other time.
  2. Allowing our users to self-exclude (either temporarily or permanently) from utilising our services.
  3. Providing Responsible Gambling information and messages to our users.
  4. Training our staff about Responsible Gambling at induction and at least annually thereafter.
  5. Referring our users affected by problem gambling, to gambling-related support services.

 

Our commitment to Responsible Gambling aims to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Minimising the extent of gambling related harm to individuals and the broader community.
  2. Enabling users to make informed decisions about their gambling practices.
  3. Enabling people adversely affected by gambling to have access to timely and appropriate assistance and information.
  4. Promoting a shared understanding between individuals, communities, the gambling industry and Governments of responsible gambling practices.
  5. Advocating for the gambling industry to provide safe and supportive environments for the delivery of gambling products and services.

 

Minors

As a responsible operator, we are committed to protecting minors by actively taking steps to exclude minors from accessing our platform. Our services are designed to appeal to and be used by persons who aged at least 18 years old.

 

Filtering Options

Filtering options can be enabled to help prevent persons from entering online sports betting software and websites. If minors have access to the devise that you use to access our platform, we encourage you to use filtering software to prevent access to our betting platforms by minors. The comprehensive list of filtering options available for download can be accessed through these sites:

 

Self-Assessment

Gamblers Help Online has created an easy-to-use Self-Assessment Tool to assess how gambling may be impacting your life and what steps you can take to make informed decisions about your gambling.

 

Transaction History

Buddybet customers can keep track of their depositing and betting activity via their transaction history which is made available in the My Bets and My Account section of the app.

 

Where to Get Help?

If you feel you have, or may be developing, a problem with your gambling, we encourage you to speak to our staff or contact the Gamblers Helpline 24 hours a day 7 days a week on 1800 858 858 or visit:

 

Deposit Limits

We offer our customers the option to set a deposit limit on their account. This feature can be set up during sign-up or at any time during the account lifetime. Our users can choose to set deposit limits for 24 hours, 1 week or 28 days.

 

Users can set or change deposit limits on our platform by accessing “Deposit Limit” or “Responsible Gambling” from within our “My Account” feature.

 

Reducing or implementing a deposit limit takes effect immediately. Requests to increase limits will take 7 days to come into effect and requests can only be made once the relevant restriction period expires.

 

Self-Exclusion

If you feel you are no longer able to control your gambling or gamble safely, or just need to take a break, we offer you the option to self-exclude from using our platform.

 

Self-Exclusion means to stop using our platform for a set time. Self-exclusion can be temporary or permanent.

 

If you would like to self-exclude from multiple wagering operators, the Northern Territory Racing Commission manages a multi-operator self-exclusion scheme for all wagering operators licensed in the Northern Territory. Click here for more information about the scheme or to download the Northern Territory’s self-exclusion form. You can return this form to our Customer Support Staff by email, or directly to the Northern Territory via the contact details listed in the link provided.

 

You can self-exclude with us by:

  • completing the Northern Territory Racing Commission Self-Exclusion Form in the link provided; or
  • contacting us via phone or email; or
  • accessing “Responsible Gambling” from within your “My Account” on our app.

 

Buddybet also offers our customers the opportunity to de-activate or close their account via our app.

 

Review

This statement will be reviewed from time to time and any updates will be communicated to all users.