Since we first launched Football Index in 2015, we believe in providing a protected entertainment environment. Betting should be an exciting, sociable and pleasurable experience for adults. We want you to enjoy Football Index, so please play responsibly and within your budget. Here at Football Index we take responsible gambling very seriously therefore we do not advise funding your account with savings or using the platform as an investment tool.
At Football Index, we’ve built our business by being an alternative to your traditional bookmakers. Football Index replicates a stock market so when you choose to place a bet on the future success of a player your bet is valid for up to 3 years.
The majority of our customers enjoy the Football Index experience. Whilst the majority of our customers do gamble within their means, for some gambling can become a problem.
Problem gambling is gambling to a degree that compromises, disrupts or damages family, personal or recreational pursuits. A problem gambler is typically described as someone who has spent more money and/or time gambling than they can afford.
Like any addictive behaviour, the effects of problem gambling often stretch beyond the individual. Impacting those closest to them both financially and emotionally. The signs of problem gambling can be difficult to detect. If you are concerned that a family member or friend has a gambling problem, here are some of the warning signs to look out for:
Try to encourage the problem gambler to seek help. But don’t force them. Pushing too hard can exacerbate the issue and may make it more difficult for them to come to you when they are ready to take action. They have to want and be ready to make the necessary changes.
Instead you should offer your support, inform them of their options and leave the rest to them. There are many excellent organisations which specialise in helping people with problem gambling, as well as offering support and advice for those affected by a friend or family member’s problem gambling.
Don’t expect miracles. We all make mistakes and the road to recovery will contain plenty of speed bumps. Changing behavioural patterns can take time. Identifying triggers and learning how to combat them going forward is all part of the process. Thank you for helping us to help you.
Please gamble safely.