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Responsible Gaming


Lapilanders is committed to endorsing responsible wagering among its customers as well as promoting the awareness of problem gambling and improving prevention, intervention and treatment.

Lapilanders’s Responsible Gambling Policy sets out its commitment to minimizing the negative effects of problem gambling and to promoting responsible gambling practices.

Lapilanders supports the generation of online gamblers offering them a wide range of games and entertainment. We also take responsibility for our product line-up.

The aim of Lapilanders is to provide the world’s safest and most innovative gaming platform for adults. The offered clear and safe products allow each user to play within his financial means and to receive the highest quality service. Integrity, fairness and reliability are the guiding principles of Lapilanders’s work. It is therefore clear that Lapilanders should do its best to avoid and reduce the problems which can arise from participation in gambling, particularly in cases of immoderate playing. At the same time, it is important to respect the rights of those who take part in games of chance to a reasonable extent as means of entertainment.

Responsible Gaming at Lapilanders is based on three fundamental principles: Security of the player, Security of the game and Protection against gaming addiction. Together with research institutes, associations and therapy institutions, we work on creation of a responsible, secure and reliable framework for online gaming.

Player Security

We take responsibility for the security of our players. Protection of the players is based on forbidding the attendance of the minors from participation in games and the protection of privacy, which involves responsible processing of personal data and payments. Fairness and the random nature of the products offered are monitored closely by independent organizations. Marketing communication is also geared towards player protection: we promise only what players can receive in our transparent line.

Protection against gaming addiction: research – prevention – intervention

The majority of users who make sports bets, casino bets and other gaming offers play in moderation for entertainment. Certain habits and behaviour patterns (such as shopping, playing sports, eating or consumption of alcohol) which are considered to be normal and not causing any concern can develop into addiction for some people and cause problems. In the same way, bets on sports and gambling can lead to problems for a small group of customers.

Clients with gaming addiction are prohibited from further participation in the gaming line-up. Subsequently the customers are provided with contacts of organizations where they can receive professional advice and support.

Self-responsibility is the most sustainable form of prevention

The basic principle promoted by Lapilanders is that the final decision and responsibility on whether to play or not, and how much money can be spent on the game should be assumed by the customer himself. Self-responsibility of the customer is therefore the most effective form of protection from addiction. Lapilanders sees its responsibility in assisting the customers by providing transparent products, full information and keeping a clear line of conduct.

Protection of Minors

Lapilanders does not allow minors (individuals under the age of 18) to participate in games and make bets. That’s why the confirmation of having reached the age of majority and the confirmation of date of birth are mandatory requirements during registration. Lapilanders considers the issue of minors taking part in games and betting very seriously. In order to offer the best possible protection of minors, we also rely on the support of parents and caregivers. Please keep your data for account access in a safe place (user ID and password).

Furthermore, we would recommend that you install filter software. This software will allow you to restrict the access to Internet resources inappropriate for children and teenagers.

Responsibility Towards Problems

Lapilanders offers a variety of games and bets which are forms of entertainment for the majority of customers. At the same time, the company takes responsibility for its customers by providing support and tools for maintenance of a secure and entertaining environment taking into account the associated risks.

The clients who have difficulty in assessing risks, recognizing their own limits or those who suffer from gambling addiction are not able to enjoy our product line-up responsibly and perceive it as a form of entertainment. Lapilanders takes responsibility for users with verified gaming addiction by blocking their access to its products for their own protection.

Get Informed with the Main Issues!

Most people play for pleasure. Moderate participation in games within their financial capacity is fully acceptable. However, for a small percentage of people gambling is not a form of entertainment, it is a challenge that must be considered seriously.

What is the Problematic Game Behaviour?

A problematic game behaviour is considered to be such behaviour which interferes mode of life, work, financial position or health of a person or his family. Long participation in games is counter-indicative to such person as it can lead to negative consequences.

In 1980 the pathological game dependence has been officially recognized and enlisted in the list of psychological diseases of international classification system DSM-IV and ICD-10. It is defined as long, repeating and frequently amplifying inclination for game, despite of existing negative personal and social circumstances, such as a debt, rupture of family relations and delay of professional growth.

In what cases behaviour of a person should be considered as dependence?

It is necessary to underline that the diagnoses of game dependence can be qualified only by experts. The material presented on this web-page will help you to estimate and define your own game behaviour.

The special hazard of addictions that are not associated with any substance is that it is very difficult to define the line between pleasure and addiction. Nevertheless, there are some diagnostic signals that may point out the existing problems. In the presence of at least five of the following symptoms, the likelihood of the severe dependence is high:

1. The player is deeply involved in gambling; all his thoughts are only about the game.

2. Bet sum increases in course of time.

3. Attempts to quit or control his participation in the games appear to be unsuccessful.

4. When limiting his participation in gambling, a person experiences irritation and disappointment.

5. The game is a way to escape from problems or discomfort.

6. The player tries to win back the lost amount,

7. Lies about his playing behaviour,

8. Commits illegal acts,

9. Spoils or breaks the relationship with family and colleagues,

10. Borrows to participate in the games.

Rules for Responsible Games

Following the rules placed below, you can enjoy the game without anxiety:

1. Start playing only when you are calm and concentrated.

2. Take regular breaks.

3. Define for yourself beforehand the monthly amount you can spend on the game.

4. Once setting a maximum limit, do not further increase it.

5. Before you start playing, define the maximum amount of winning, after reaching of which you should stop playing.

6. Define the amount you can afford to lose beforehand.

7. Do not start playing under alcohol or drug influence.

8. Do not start playing in a depressed state.

If you feel that you need a break, we provide options to help.

 

Time-Out, Self-Exclusion and Financial Protection of Players
 

We are aware that whilst for the majority of customers gaming is simply an  entertaining pastime, for a small number of people it can become a problem. For any  players wishing to limit their gaming, Lapilanders offers the Time-out and  Self-Exclusion options.
 
The customer needs to access his/her personal Lapilanders Account and access the Responsible Gaming tab where he/she can find the available periods οr follow the link. After the customer makes his/her selection, then he/she needs to click on 'Save' to submit the request. The request will be accepted immediately and the customer will receive a confirmation popup. Revoking a Time-Out or definite Self-Exclusion period can only occur after 24 hours from the initial request. Revoking an indefinite Self- Exclusion, can only occur after 7 days from the initial request and at Company’s sole discretion. ‘Time-Out' and 'Self Exclusion' is a formal process, where the customers, at their discretion, request to be barred for a definite period. 'Time-Out' and 'Self-Exclusion' shall become effective immediately. During this time, we cannot accept deposits or bets. Any ongoing bets will remain active and any winnings will be paid to the customer after the event is over.

Please contact us if you require any further information or assistance on Time-Out or Self-Exclusion options.

Any accounts pertaining to customers who have excluded themselves for a definite period will automatically be reopened.

When setting up your account, or on any other time, you may also choose to impose limits as these can be found within the relevant “My Account” section. Once you exceed the maximum self-imposed limits at any time, then you will be restricted for any further actions related to this limit.

Upon setting a limit or exclusion in the manner contemplated above, you can only  request a revoke by written notice or electronic notice sent to Lapilanders.  Lapilanders will take such requests under consideration;however, it will be on  Lapilanders's absolute discretion to deny such request.  There are specific software products available to assist the customer with the  auto-exclusion process, supplied by organisations such as ICRA. To receive guidance and support about potential gambling issues, please visit: GamCare at www.gamcare.org.uk or call their confidential helpline on 0808 8020 133 or Gambling Therapy at www.gamblingtherapy.org.

We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the Self-Exclusion procedure is adhered  to and we shall use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that no promotional material is sent to customers who have excluded themselves from playing. However, the customer accepts that we are in no way responsible towards the customer or  any third party if he/she continues to play with any added accounts, in which he/she  has changed any registration details (including cases in which the customer opens  an account with the same details but inserted differently in the registration form) or  if publicity material is inadvertently forwarded to him. We also strongly recommend  that the Client seeks urgent professional assistance if he/she finds a way to  continue playing during the Self-Exclusion period. 

GamCare at www.gamcare.org.uk or call their confidential helpline on 0808 8020 133 or

Gambling Therapy at www.gamblingtherapy.org