Responsible Gambling Guide


Whilst the majority of people can and do bet within their means, for some people gambling can become a problem. It may help you to keep control by following these guidelines:

  • You should set limits for deposits, stakes and losses before you start gambling.
  • Only gamble what you can afford to lose.
  • Avoid chasing losses
  • Keep track of the time and amount you spend gambling.
  • Gambling should be entertaining and not seen as a way of making money.
  • Lastly, application of our risk management strategy.

You need to be able to control your betting, and spend money that is ONLY set aside for entertainment betting.


In order be serious about soccer predictions and about your stake, you must have the discipline to bet at the right moment and to stay away from betting the rest of the time. Follow the simple guidelines to help you.

  • Bet to win or bet for fun, but know what you are aiming for. Football is always meant for entertainment purposes otherwise play responsibly.
  • Never stake more than 5% of your bankroll on a single bet. Staking higher amounts may seem like a good idea, and, when you're on a winning streak, this form of staking appears justifiable. But any serious bettor's key concern must be that of staying in the game: to be able to conduct any kind of business, you need to have a tool, and in betting, your betting bank is that tool - if you lose your bank, you can no longer place bets. With aggressive staking, one single losing run is enough to wipe out a bank that has been built up over numerous winning runs. Staying safe should therefore always be the main concern.
  • Select odds between 1.50 and 2.20.
  • Watch games, analyse around 45 hours a week like our analysts... or pick from our daily predictions and tips.
  • Only draw conclusions about a betting record if it contains hundreds of previous tips.
  • Learn to accept losing picks, betting is a marathon, not a sprint.
  • Feel afraid of the risk, you will then only keep the bets you feel most confident about.
  • Track your betting history on every single or accumulator bet you have made.
  • Do not panic during a losing run neither do not drink too much champagne during a winning one.
  • Check our daily predictions and tips.

The gambling age across the world varies greatly. In some countries and areas gambling is outlawed altogether, in others gambling is only legal for foreigners, while in other countries everyone is allowed to play but the gambling age requirement is not the same for citizens as for foreigners.

The most common gambling age across the globe is 18 years and more than 50% of western countries have this gambling age for casinos and physical establishments.

Generally speaking, there is a trend of countries and states lowering the gambling age to 18, from previous limits of 21 years. This trend has been going for quite some time and across large parts of the world.

It is definitely a good idea to spend 5-10 minutes online to verify the gambling age to avoid problems down the line.


Different countries have different rules for gambling and this means that the legality of gambling and especially internet gambling often turns into a complicated legal conundrum.

While most people know whether or not different types of gambling are legal in their home area, they often become quite confused when asked if online gambling is legal or if foreign sport books are allowed to operate within their country. This is especially true within the European Union where the laws of member states are not always in sync with EU regulation.

When it comes to online gambling, many countries have enacted restrictive laws and regimes, or monopoly licensing that limits gambling online. These laws have more to do with maximising tax revenues than opposition to gambling itself - which is encouraged through physical casinos, horse racing, and state-run lotteries.

Registering to play online from an area where gambling or online gambling is illegal is seldom something that is going to get you into trouble in your native country (but this is no guarantee).

The government and its law enforcement agencies are more likely to chase those who arrange and run illegal gambling or illegally promote gambling in your country that to go after individual players.

Gambling individuals are rarely given any type of penalty. This is in no small part because those are the individuals the gambling bans are supposed to protect, the perceived victims. This is also why the government is more interested in catching those who arrange games than trying to punish individual gamblers.


If you are concerned that gambling may be having a negative impact on your (or someone else's) life, then the following questions may help you identify an issue :

  • Do you stay away from work, college or school to gamble?
  • Do you gamble to escape from a boring or unhappy life?
  • Do you gamble until you lose all your money?
  • Have you ever lied to cover up the amount of money or time you have spent gambling?
  • Have you lied, stolen or borrowed to maintain betting habits?
  • After losing, do you feel you must try and win back your losses as soon as possible?
  • Have you lost interest in your family, friends or hobbies?
  • Do arguments, frustrations or disappointments make you want to gamble?
  • Do you feel depressed or even suicidal because of your gambling?

IF you answer 'yes' to one or more question then you have to consider whether you have a serious gambling problem. To speak to someone about this, please contact one of the appropriate organisations listed below.