For the majority of people, gambling is an enjoyable leisure and
entertainment activity. However, for some, gambling can have a
negative im-pact. As a result a Responsible Gambling Code has been
developed which sets out certain practices to be adopted by
gambling providers in the provision of their services, in order to
minimize the harm to consumers that may be adversely affected by
Responsible Gambling Mission Statement
Puntingform.com.au is committed to promoting the socially
responsible enjoyment of wagering on the outcome of racing and
sporting events. The Company will provide help and assistance to
all persons who experience any harmful effects from their wagering
The Mission Statement is further underpinned in the following
statement "We want you to enjoy your visit to Puntingform.com.au,
enjoy the experience and the facilities. Participate in achieving
this goal by setting sensible limits to your gambling activities.
We suggest that you budget to ensure your gambling expenditure is
kept to an amount you can afford."
Responsible Gambling Policy
Millions of people each week enjoy the recreational and
entertainment values inherent in being able to wager on racing and
sporting events throughout the world. The involvement of the
majority of these people is at a level appropriate to their
financial circumstances. It is recognised, however, that a small
number may have difficulty in controlling their wagering
Puntingform.com.au is committed to sharing with Governments and
communities the responsibility of helping problem gamblers to
identify their problem and seek assistance. One way the Company
does this is to offer its customers the facility to exclude
themselves from accessing their Puntingform.com.au account, either
temporarily or on a permanent basis.
Puntingform.com.au employees are trained to provide the
recreational and entertainment experience sought by its clients,
whilst at the same time, offering assistance to those who have
difficulty in controlling their wagering activities. The Company
has adopted strategies for the provision of information to ensure
that customers can make informed decisions about their gambling.
The Company actively provides referral services to gambling related
support services and shares the community's concerns for the harm
caused in the lives of this minority group.
As a responsible operator, Puntingform.com.au is committed to
maintaining its first class public reputation by actively taking
action to exclude minors from placing a wager at the
Puntingform.com.au site or over the telephone. Wagering with
Puntingform.com.au is designed to appeal to, and be used by persons
who have attained the age of 18 years.
Gamblers Anonymous 20 Questions Test
Gamblers Anonymous offers the following questions to anyone who
thinks he or she may have a gambling problem. If you answer yes to
seven or more of these questions, chances are you may be a
compulsive gambler and should seek help.
Do you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling?
· Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
· Does gambling affect your reputation?
· Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
· Do you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or
otherwise solve financial difficulties?
· Does gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or
· After losing do you feel you must return as soon as possible
and win back your losses?
· After a win do you have a strong urge to return and win
· Do you often gamble until your last dollar is gone?
· Do you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
· Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
· Are you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal
· Does gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or
· Do you ever gamble longer than you planned?
· Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?
· Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal
act to finance gambling?
· Does gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
· Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within
you an urge to gamble?
· Do you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a
few hours of gambling?
· Have you ever considered suicide as a result of your
Help for Gambling Problems
To speak with someone who can give you advice and support,
please contact one or more of the organisations detailed below.
· Australian national 1800 gambling helpline - Call 1800 858
858. This is a hotline for all problem gamblers and their families
who will be able to speak directly with someone locally,
irrespective of where they are calling from within Australia. There
is a new facility for help, the National Gambling Help website.
Please find it at www.gamblinghelponline.org.au
· Relationships Australia provides a range of support to problem
gamblers and their families, it can be accessed at: www.relationships.com.au
Puntingform.com.au staff encourages customers to take
responsibility for their wagering activities.
Customers will be allowed to self-exclude themselves from
wagering on the telephone. An application for self-exclusion can
also be made by completing this form.
What is Responsible Gambling?
"Responsible gambling" is a broad concept and involves the
conduct of gambling in a manner whereby the potential for harm
associated with gambling is minimised.
It respects the responsibility of individuals for their own
actions, but also acknowledges a responsibility on the part of the
Responsible gambling has regard to the context in which gambling
occurs, the inducements made to gamble, the way the gambling
service operates and the integrity of the gambling operator.
The aim is to enable persons to make informed decisions about
their participation in gambling and, if harm has occurred, to
provide access to gambling help services.
What is Problem Gambling?
Problem gambling exists when there is a lack of control over
gambling, particularly the scope and frequency of gambling, the
level of betting and the amount of leisure time devoted to
gambling. The negative consequences of problem gambling may
· the gambler suffering excessive financial losses relative to
the gambler's means
· adverse personal effects on the gambler, his or her family and
· adverse effects on employers and work performance
· other costs which are borne by the community