The protection of players is one of the Gaming Commission's main remits. The idea is not only to ensure a profitable industry. Consumers/players are also unable to evade the Commission's watchful eye.
 
Games of chance cannot be compared to any other kind of economic services. They may cause people to become addicted to gambling and cause them to lose a great deal of money. For this reason, a number of protective measures have been implemented to protect players against these sorts of potential risks.
 
The menu on the left has information on the various forms of exclusion (voluntary, by an interested third party, etc.).
 
The contact details of various help organisations that are available to provide support for you and those around you if you are facing gambling problems are listed according to province. Talking about your problems to a professional care worker may be a step towards recovery.
 
The Gaming Commission's gambling brochure contains a lot of useful information, such as a definition of what gambling addiction exactly entails and good advice as to how to overcome it.
 
Please do not hesitate to test yourself to find out if you are in the danger zone at 

and take the self-care programme.
 
Please feel free to raise any other questions you may have by speaking to someone on the freephone number SOS SPELEN: 0800 35 777, which can be reached 24/7.