Helping Family Members and Friends
Concerns for a Family Member or Friends
If you are concerned that a family member or friend has a gambling problem, here are some of the warning signs to look out for:
- Missing work and/or school
- Uncontrolled spending
- Lying about their gambling behaviour
- Their gambling has an impact on their relationships with family and friends
- Withdrawal from family and social activities
- Spending excessive time on a computer or other devises
If you are concerned, the best thing you can do is encourage them to seek help. The important thing to remember is not to push them too hard that it makes it more difficult for them to talk to you when the are ready. It is up to them to make the changes and take the first steps in working on their addiction.
There are many support organisations that specialise in helping problem gamblers as well as offer support and advise to those affected by problem gambling.
Problem gambling can bring a sense of shame and guilt and unfortunately there is no quick fix but it is important to support and assist a problem gambler on their road to recovery.
Preventing Minors from Gambling
BlueBet only accepts members who are 18 years of age or above. We seek personal documents to verify information given to us and dedicate resources to ensure minors do not wager on our website. We expect parents and guardians not to allow minors to use our services under any circumstances.
If you suspect someone underage is using the BlueBet website, please contact us and appropriate action will be taken.
Internet filters can reduce the chance of underage gambling and we recommend: