Whilst most people see a visit to BJ’s Bingo as a fun and sociable way to spend their time, a small minority find that playing the slot machines or bingo can become a problem.
Many customers don’t even see bingo as gambling, however, gambling can affect people, and some are more vulnerable than others, just as they can be with alcohol and other drugs.
At BJ’s Bingo, we take the issue of problem gambling seriously. We also take responsibility for protecting our customers by providing a safe and responsible environment in our clubs as well as being committed to providing support to those who find it hard to control their gambling. This information is for all customers, offering useful info and tips to help everyone play responsibly, avoid problems and Keep It Fun.
However, at the same time, it also offers practical help and advice for those who may have difficulty keeping control of their gambling. Information is provided on how to voluntarily self-exclude nationally from land-based bingo clubs in the UK.
This guide also includes information on where to find more specialist help, if required, from the leading support agencies such as GamCare.
If you think that your gambling may be getting out of control ask yourself the following questions…
The first step in taking back control is, to be honest with yourself and accept that there may be a problem.
Talk to the Duty Manager in confidence at your local BJ’s Bingo. They understand the issues involved and can provide you with information or put you in contact with qualified counselors. Alternatively, speak to someone else who you feel you can trust.
Be assured that we only want the best for our customers, and we will provide help and support to help you keep in control of your gambling by:
If you or someone you know is unable to control their gambling, the following associations are available to help: