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Social Responsibility in Gambling

Social Responsibility in Gambling

The Lancashire Cricket Foundation operates a society lottery for the general public, with the sole purpose of raising funds for the Lancashire Cricket Foundation.

The society is committed to ensuring that the lottery is operated in a secure, fair and socially responsible way.

The society also endorse responsible gambling amongst its members.

This document sets out the Societies policies and approach to ensuring that any gambling activities are approached in a socially responsible way.

The regulatory framework introduced by the Gambling Act 2005 is based on three licensing objectives:

1. Preventing gambling from becoming a source of crime and disorder, becoming associated with crime and disorder, or being used to support crime.
2. Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way.
3. Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

It is important to see gambling as an enjoyable pursuit, where money spent is seen as an entertainment expense. However, there are circumstances where gambling ceases to be harmless fun and can be become a serious problem in somebody’s life.

Gambling may be a problem for people who:

• Borrow money to continue gambling
• Continue gambling until all their money has gone
• Neglect the welfare of themselves and their family, due to gambling
• Feel unable to take breaks when gambling for prolonged periods of time

If you think that you may have a gambling problem or if someone close to you is experiencing a problem, then assistance and support can be obtained from GamCare - the national centre for information. Who can offer advice and practical help for anyone affected by problem gambling.

More information on GamCare can be found on their website – www.gamcare.org.uk.

For immediate advice or support you can contact the GamCare National Helpline on 0845 600 0133.

Lancashire Cricket Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that our customers gain a positive experience from their gambling activities and are committed to providing advice and assistance where requested.

Customers can request to be excluded from the Lottery Draw for a period of between a minimum of six months and five years. If you require further information or assistance on self-exclusion please contact the Lottery Office on 0161 868 6849.

A GAMCARE HELPLINE FOR THOSE WHO REQUIRE ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE ON 0845 6000 133 AND THROUGH www.gamcare.org.uk

Click here to download a self-exclusion form

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