Social responsibility in gambling
The Lancashire County Cricket Club Foundation operates a Society lottery for the general public for the sole purpose of raising funds for the LCCC Foundation. The Society is committed to ensuring the lottery is operated in a secure, fair and socially responsible way and to endorse responsible gambling amongst its members. The Gambling Commission regulates gambling in the public interest. This document sets out the Societies policies and approach to ensuring we approach any gambling activities in a socially responsible way.
The regulatory framework introduced by the Gambling Act 2005 is based on three licensing objectives:
- Preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder, being associated with crime and disorder, or being used to support crime.
- Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way.
- Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.
It is important to see gambling, as the majority of people in the UK do, 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 someone’s life.
Gambling may be a problem for people who:
- Borrow money to continue gambling
- Continue gambling until all their money has gone
- Due to their gambling, neglect the welfare of themselves and their family
- 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, assistance and support can be obtained from GamCare, the national centre for information, 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 C.C.C 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 6 months and 5 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
Alternatively, click here to download a self-exclusion form.