Understanding Gambling

Maintaining control

  • Gambling should be done in moderation and undertaken as a form of leisure
  • Gambling is not a way of making money or to escape problems
  • Never chase your losses
  • Only gamble with money you can afford to lose
  • Keep track of the time and monitor the amount of money you spend. We provide detailed account statements and profit and loss history in the ‘My Account’ section
  • Use the deposit and loss limits tools to help you control the amount you can spend. For further information please visit our Deposit, Transfer and Loss Limits page
  • If you need a break from gambling, consider setting a self-exclusion. For further information please click here or visit our “Player Protection” page within your Betfair account
  • Balance your gambling with other leisure activities
  • Make sure you understand the odds/probabilities of winning and losing, and the rules of the games you are playing

Self exclusion

If you want to take a longer break from Betfair, more options are available

Setting limits

Gain better control by setting a daily, weekly or monthly limit of how much you deposit into your account