Betfair Australia & Responsible Gambling
Betfair is committed to endorsing responsible wagering as well as promoting the awareness of problem gambling and improving prevention, intervention and treatment. Betfair's Responsible Gambling Policy sets out its commitment to minimising the negative effects of problem gambling and to promoting responsible gambling practices. We believe it is our responsibility to you, our customers, to ensure that you enjoy your wagering experience on our site, while remaining fully aware of the social and financial harms associated with problem gambling. In order to assist our customers in gambling responsibly, we ensure that all our staff receive responsible gambling awareness training and we have provided the following information and features on our site.
Responsible Gambling Tools
Deposit & Loss Limits
Set Deposit & Loss limits through Betfair's Exchange. Daily, weekly & monthly limits are available for Deposits and daily, weekly, monthly & yearly limits for Losses.
Time Out: Temporarily block your account
Take a break with time out functionality. Block your account temporarily for 24hrs, 48hrs, 72hrs, 7 day or 30 day periods. During this time you will be unable to bet on any Betfair products. If you have unmatched Exchange bets these will be cancelled and the funds returned to your account balance. At the end of your selected time period your account will automatically be reopened.
Self Exclusion: Close your account
Close your account for a minimum period of 6 months. Accounts will remain closed for a minimum period of 6 months and will not be reactivated under any circumstances during the exclusion period. A written request (after 6 months has elapsed) is required before account re-opening can be considered. If you are considering self-exclusion, please remember to contact all gambling companies with whom you have accounts and ask to self-exclude with them too. We also recommend that consideration is given to the installation of software that will allow you to block access to internet gambling websites.
Implementing These Tools
Exclude from all Northern Territory online gambling operators
Customers that wish to exclude themselves from Betfair are also encouraged to do so with all Northern Territory online gambling operators. Please visit the following website for more information: nt.gov.au/industry/gambling/self-exclusion-from-a-sports-bookmaker.
Whilst the majority of our customers gamble within their means for some it can be more difficult. In order to maintain control of your gambling habits we would like you to bear in mind the following points:
Do you have a problem?
If you are concerned that gambling has had a negative impact on your life or someone else's then the following questions may help you find out.
Over 18s only
It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to open an account or to gamble on Betfair. Betfair takes its age-verification responsibilities very seriously. We carry out age-verification checks on all customers who use payment mechanisms which are available to under 18s and additionally perform random age-verification checks on customers using other forms of funding mechanisms. We may ask for information to verify your age and could restrict or suspend your account until your age is confirmed.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS OLD FOUND TO BE USING THIS SITE WILL HAVE ANY WINNINGS FORFEITED AND MAY ALSO BE REPORTED TO THE POLICE.
Betfair advises and encourages its customers to prevent minors from accessing gambling websites. ICRA (the Internet Content Rating Association) are part of the Family Online Safety Institute, and provide general information and advice about internet safety, and Betfair is registered with them as a 'gambling content' site. Visit them at: www.fosi.org.
Filtering solutions allow parents to regulate access to the internet, based on chosen criteria. Parents can use filters to prevent their children from accessing, amongst other things, gambling websites. Because our pages are 'labelled', filtering solutions being used to prevent gambling access are able to detect our site content, and block our pages. If you share your computer with friends or family who are under the legal age to register or bet with our site, please consider parental filtering solutions such as:
Net Nanny™ www.netnanny.com
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