What it Means to Set Limits
One of the licensing requirements set by the UKGC is that operators must provide customers with the ability to self exclude from their site via schemes such as GAMSTOP. While this is a quick and easy way to halt all gambling activity, there’s no middle ground if you’d rather restrict your gambling to a certain level. Thankfully, licensed online casinos also provide the ability to set time and spending limits within your account.
You’ll often be prompted to do so during the registration process. Most sites allow you to set an upper threshold on how much you deposit across a period of time — this can be decided even before making your first deposit. Limiters are also available for losses, with sites allowing gamblers to set a maximum amount they can lose within a certain period of time. With either of these, once you’ve hit the ceiling, you’re no longer able to place bets until the time period has elapsed.
In our view, limiters are incredibly important tools to employ and a great way to keep track of your daily or weekly gambling activity. We strongly recommend all gamblers decide on a budget before they play, and these limiter tools make it even easier to stick within your limits.