Responsible Gaming

BetStars Support

Mission statement

BetStars is committed to responsible gaming, and is dedicated to an enjoyable and positive gaming experience for all of our players. Most players play for fun and entertainment, but we recognize that a small percentage of players will:

1. Attempt to play when they’re underage, or
2. Allow playing games to control them and affect their lives.

The people of BetStars are committed to assisting and protecting those who should not be playing at all, or who wish to limit the amount that they play.

Age verification

Any underage player who has provided dishonest or inaccurate information regarding their true age may have all winnings forfeited and could face criminal prosecution.

What we do

  • Every person signing up for a new account at BetStars must check a box that indicates that they are at least 18 years of age. This notifies everybody that we don’t accept players under 18.
  • When a player creates an account with BetStars, we collect their name, address, and birth date to confirm that the player is at least 18 years old.
  • BetStars does not target underage players with our marketing and advertising. It is neither good business nor consistent with our personal and corporate values to attract underage players.

What you can do

  • Be sure to protect your computer. All Windows computers can be set up to have password control so that you must enter a password to get to the desktop. In general, this is a good practice, but it’s even more important when there are children or teenagers in your household. Also, keep your Stars ID and password private. You can elect to have the software not remember your password each time you log-in. If you have any concern that somebody else might attempt to access your Stars Account, you should not allow the software to remember your password.
  • If you have children or teenagers in your household, use protection software that allows you to limit the websites to which they have access, prevent file sharing, and generally give you detailed control over how your children use the Internet. Here is a list of some of those programs:

    • SafeKids
    • NetNanny
  • If you are aware of an underage person using our platform, let us know. Simply contact Support and we will get right on it. Our first step is to investigate, and if warranted, freeze the customer's account and request identification from that customer. We take these reports seriously.
  • Be a responsible parent. In many ways, this is nothing more than keeping your eyes and ears open. If you hear your children talking about online game accounts, deposits, and withdrawals, start asking questions. If you see the software on your child's computer, uninstall it and ask more questions. A responsible parent is the best start to preventing underage gaming.

Taking a break and self-exclusion

If you believe that playing games might be a hindrance to your life rather than a form of entertainment, we at BetStars want to help you. First, please review the following questions:

1. Did you ever lose time from work or school due to playing?
2. Has playing caused you to neglect your own welfare or that of your family?
3. Have you ever sold anything or borrowed money to finance your playing?
4. Have you often played until your last dollar was gone?
5. Have you ever played longer than you had planned?
6. Have you ever considered self-destruction or suicide as a result of your playing? 

If you answered “Yes” to several of these questions, we encourage you to visit Gamblers Anonymous.

You can take the test in its entirety at one of the following websites:

www.gamcare.org.uk/get-advice/self-assessment-tool
www.ncpgambling.org/i4a/survey/survey.cfm?id=6

Also, we provide you with the ability to stop yourself for various periods of time.

To do this, log in, open ‘Account’ and head to ‘Responsible Gaming’ > Take a break  from playing’ ‘in the pop-up window.

Please note that all cooling off periods and self-exclusions and time outs are irreversible for the duration of the specified time. In addition, all periods are inclusive of all markets. Your break will apply to your Stars Account, and to any product in the Rational Group that requires your Stars ID to play.

  • We offer 12-hour and 24-hour cooling off periods as well as 7 day and 30 day time out periods. You will not be able to bet with us. Once you click the button that requests a cooling off or time out period the time out or self-exclusion period will begin. You will not be able to deposit or make inter-account transfers with your Stars Account. Furthermore, you will not receive any marketing emails or newsletters from us.
  • 180 day, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 year self-exclusion. This is identical to the other time out periods, except that we will ask you to withdraw any funds from your Stars Account. In addition, you will not be automatically reinstated. If you want to return, you can email Support any time after your self-exclusion period has passed, or your self-exclusion will remain on your account indefinitely. We will not contact you, and you will not receive any marketing emails from us.
  • Permanent self-exclusions. If you wish to self-exclude yourself for a duration that is not listed above, or permanently self-exclude yourself, please contact Support.
  • Customers who take a time out period or self-exclude themselves when they still have an open bet will have the bet settled as normal.

If you use a Windows or Mac computer and wish to self-exclude from all online gambling activity, consider downloading gamban®, software that helps you by blocking access to all online gambling

 You may also wish to investigate GamBlock, a software application that limits a computer’s access to online gaming sites.

How to play online responsibly

If you choose to play online, there are some general guidelines that can help make your playing experience safer, and reduce the risk that problems can occur:

    1. Bet for entertainment, and not as a way of making money.
    2. Bet with money that you can afford to lose. Never use money that you need for important things such as food, rent, bills, or tuition.
    3. Set deposit limits and ensure you never deposit more than you can afford to lose.
    1. Never chase losses. If you lose money, don't bet with higher stakes to try and recoup your losses.
    2. Don't bet when you are upset, tired, or depressed. It is difficult to make good decisions when you are feeling down.
    3. Balance your betting with other activities. Find other forms of entertainment so betting does not become too big a part of your life.

If you feel you might have a gambling problem, and seek further advice or counselling, you can visit these web sites:

Setting limits on your real money deposits

We believe that you should be allowed to manage your own budget for betting online. We allow you to restrict your own weekly deposit limits. Of course, those limits may be no higher than the ones we already have for your account.

Please Note: Your deposit limit does not apply on StarsDraft, where available.

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