Social Responsibility / Responsible Gambling

If you’ve been treated in an irresponsible way by a gambling operator, our expert  solicitors can advise and assist you. Find out what to do if you have been the victim of a breach of the Social Responsibility (SR) Code by a betting operator.

We understand that losing large amounts of money can be an incredibly distressing and worrying time. Our legal team of gambling specialists are experts in acting on behalf of individuals who have disputes with betting operators, often in circumstances where the betting operator should clearly have identified at an earlier stage in the process that the individual was not betting responsibly, and should have intervened accordingly.

Under the provisions of the Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP), as well as the statutory framework surrounding betting and gaming, operators are obligated to comply with a number of codes of conduct, including the SR code.

Can Problem Gamblers Get Their Money Back?

Betting operators have a legal duty to protect vulnerable customers, including those suffering from mental health issues and gambling addictions, and to encourage customers to gamble responsibly and within their means.

To this end, the LCCP requires operators to:

  • Carry out identification checks to comply with anti-money laundering legislation
  • Carry out age verification processes to ensure that access to betting and gaming services is denied to individuals under the age of 18
  • Undertake investigations and verification of the source of funds used to gamble to ensure that customers are betting within their means
  • Identify potentially vulnerable individuals and inform them of the relevant responsible gambling tools and external agencies which may assist them with gambling problems

We understand how difficult it can be for individuals who have lost everything to come to terms with what has happened, and admit that they need help. We offer a compassionate, understanding, and discreet approach to resolving betting and gambling disputes, and will seek to resolve matters for you as quickly and effectively as possible. We have experience of dealing with and resolving matters in a number of different ways and have been successful in doing so. Please call our gambling dispute specialists on 01202 525333, or send us an email to discuss your case and how we may be able to assist you in recovering your losses.

Specialist responsible gambling solicitors

We understand how difficult it can be for individuals who have lost everything to come to terms with what has happened, and admit that they need help. We offer a compassionate, understanding, and discrete approach to resolving betting and gambling disputes, and will seek to resolve matters for you as quickly and effectively as possible.

We have experience of dealing with and resolving social responsibility and gambling matters in a number of different ways and have been successful in doing so. Get in touch with our gambling dispute specialists on 01202 525333, or send us an email to discuss your case and how we may be able to assist you in recovering your losses.

FAQs

Can you get money back you lost through gambling?

It may be possible to get your gambling losses back and our specialist solicitors have recovered millions of pounds for clients. Each case must be assessed on its own facts and merits and our experience and expertise in this area will ensure that you get the appropriate advice on your options in order to maximise the chances of a recovery.

How do you raise a dispute with a gambling company?

If there is a legitimate reason for disputing your gambling losses such as where you have been treated unfairly by a better operator or where they have not adhered to the Social Responsibility Code, you can make a claim or complaint. Our expert solicitors will be able to advise on the best way to approach your individual case.

What makes a gambling operator irresponsible?

There are a few things that could cause a gambling operator to break the Social Responsibility Code, which show evidence of the operator failing to protect the individual by not recognising or checking their vulnerability, especially where their pattern of betting or other conduct raises red flags that they may not be in control and may be suffering from an addiction. 

Betting operators have duties to carry out identification checks, validate ages and sources of funds and to implement policies and procedures to protect vulnerable customers and to intervene if it is apparent that they are suffering from a gambling problem.

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