For some players, it’s hard to stay in control of spending at online casinos, which is why you should set deposit limits as soon as you sign up to any of our reviewed UK casino sites. Some online casinos also allow you to set spending limits and/or session time limits, and I recommend setting as many of these limits as possible. For example, you could set a £50 deposit limit, and this can be £50 per day, per week or month. It’s up to you.
To set your limits and stay in control of how much you personally spend at an online casino, you need to log in to your account and then head straight the ‘My Account’ section. If you can’t seem to find out where you can set your limits, you can generally find this particular area by clicking on the ‘Responsible Gambling’ button at most UK online casinos today. If you still can’t seem to find where you can set your limits, the best thing to do would be to contact the toll-free player support (either via email, telephone or live chat), and they will be happy to point you in the right direction or set the limits for you.
If you set a £50 monthly deposit limit on May 15th, for example, it means that you could only deposit up to a maximum of £50 until the following month (June 15th). If you deposited the full £50, then you could only make just one deposit. However, you could also make a £10 and two £20 deposits. You just couldn’t deposit more than £50 in that one month period. The best thing to do would be to set limits that are most effective for your budget. Setting your limits is one of the best ways to stay in control.
Some online casinos (and certain games) allow you to set session time limits, which can also be useful for some players. If you don’t set limits when playing in the real money mode at online casinos, then it can be really easy to overspend. If you feel as though gambling is getting too much for you, don’t forget that it’s also possible to ‘self-exclude’ yourself from the casino for anywhere from just a few months up to five years or more. However, when you self-exclude, you can’t play at that casino again until the time limit is up, so make sure that self-exclusion is the right decision for you before committing.