Gambling is fun. You place a bet. You make some predictions. You get them correct. You win good money. The opposite is true.
It's easy to cross the line. We've seen it with our own eyes.
Worth noting is SportPesa has recognised that for a minority of their customers, gambling can become an addictive behavior. It can lead to a range of problems for individuals and their families.
As a result of this, the company believes in having a social responsibility to act positively in relation to problem gambling. Being a provider of gambling services, they have uptaken a responsibility to be aware of the social consequences of gambling.
This is great news for Kenyans as Sportpesa now endeavours to implement as many measures as possible to protect people who are vulnerable to gambling whether they are underage or susceptible to gambling problems.
What is Sportpesa doing about potential gambling problems?
SportPesa is dedicated to increasing awareness among its customers on responsible betting. Besides, it is affirming its commitment to, at all times, provide a good and enjoyable betting experience to all involved parties at any time.
This call for responsible betting is not aimed at denying the players the fun they derive from betting, but is a mature way of ensuring that one stays in control.
The majority of people who bet on SportPesa enjoy the company entertainment experience. While most do wager within their means, for some wagering may become a problem.
The company recommends the following to help customers keep control:
1. Customers are advised to only place bets with amounts they can afford to lose;
2. Customers are advised to keep track of the time and amount you spend on betting;
If a break is needed, one may use the self- exclusion option by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details of their SportPesa account. The instructions will be confirmed and thereafter the Company will close the account(s) for a period of 3 months, during which time it will not be possible for the account(s) to be re-opened for any reason.
Sports betting should be entertaining and not seen as a way of making money. Customers are encouraged to avoid chasing losses.
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