Sobell House Hospice Charity operates a Society Lottery for the general public in Oxfordshire and the surrounding area, for the sole purpose of raising funds for Sir Michael Sobell House Hospice.

Responsible Gambling

The Society is committed to ensuring that the lottery is operated in a secure, fair and socially responsible way and to endorsing responsible gambling amongst its members.

The Gambling Commission regulates gambling in the public interest.  The regulatory framework introduced by the Gambling Act 2005 is based on three licensing objectives:

  1. Preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder, being associated with crime and disorder, or being used to support crime.
  2. Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way.
  3. Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

 This document sets out the Societies policies and approach to ensuring we approach any gambling activities in a socially responsible way.  Lottery staff are familiar with this document and read it upon appointment and every six months thereafter.

1.         Preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder

When an individual joins the lottery we will check that:

2.         Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way.

We will ensure that:

3.         Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or  exploited by gambling.

We will use our best endeavours to address the following issues:

Responsible Gambling

Whilst the majority of people do gamble within their means, for some gambling can become a problem. It may help you to keep control to remember the following:

Problem Gambling. If you are concerned that gambling may have taken over your (or someone else's life) then the following questions may help you find out:

The more you answer 'yes' to these questions, the more likely you are to have a serious gambling problem. To speak to someone about this contact the GamCare confidential helpline on 0845 6000 133 or visit their website www.gamcare.org.uk for further information.

Providing care for the people of Oxfordshire for over 40 years!

Sobell House Hospice Charity Ltd, Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LJ
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