888.com new responsible gambling site, get certification from GamCare

888.com new responsible gambling site, get certification from GamCare

Posted on 13/12/07 - by Theodor Mavrodis News

Gibraltar-based online gambling group 888.com has launched a new Web site dedicated to responsible gaming to coincide with the company's recent certification by online gaming education authority GamCare.

Ruth Tanami, 888.com's Director of Responsible Gaming, says the new site, 888Responsible.com, offers "comprehensive and easily accessible information about responsible gaming practices, dealing with problem gambling, preventing underage gambling, charity activity and more."

The site provides tools to address problem gaming, she says, plus offers information parents can use to identify if any of their children might have a problem related to gambling.

Players can also take a self-assessment test to assess their gambling habits, get tips on how to keep out of debt and find out how they can ban themselves from playing at online casinos.

GamCare - otherwise known as the British National Association for Gambling Care Educational Resources & Training and one of the leading authorities on the social impacts of gambling - has subsequently recognized 888.com's efforts and given the site its seal of approval.

"We are delighted to award 888 with our certification as a mark of their excellent standards of practice," says Andrew Poole, GamCare's Head of Online Services.

"GamCare recognises the good work 888.com has achieved in producing an informative site that aims to not only help people keep their gambling in control, but that also identifies how people can access support for themselves or someone else who may be affected by a gambling problem."