Every bookmaker on Golf Betting Form satisfies two key criteria to ensure that you are betting with the most trusted betting firms.
- All our bookmakers are licensed in accordance with the new 2014 Gambling Act (UK Gambling Commission). This means they keep to a strict code of practise which ensures fair play.
- All our bookmakers are committed to Responsible Gambling and ensure they take problem gambling seriously. This will mean they have safeguards such as deposit limits and self-exclusion if gambling becomes a problem.
Also the majority of our bookmakers are signed up to third party arbitration (see list below). This means that if you have an issue with a bookmaker and you don’t believe it’s been resolved correctly by the bookmaker, an organisation such as IBAS or eCOGRA will judge on it independently.
Bookmaker list with details
|Dafabet||2004||Makati City, Phillippines||-|
|Sporting Index||1992||London, UK||IBAS (FCA*)|
|SpreadEx||1999||St Albans, UK||IBAS (FCA*)|
|Winner||2010||Isle of Man||-|
* The Spread Betting division of SpreadEx is licensed by the Financial Conduct Authority.
2014 UK Gambling Act (1 Nov, 2014) – “The regulatory brought about by this Act ensure that all remote gambling operators offering services to British consumers will be subject to consistent regulation. In particular the regulatory changes introduced will apply to all those providing online gambling facilities to those in Britain - not just the less than 15% currently licensed by us before its implementation. This consistency makes it easier for a consumer to understand their rights and ensure operators report suspicious activity direct to us, all of which should provide greater transparency to consumers and protection against match fixing. It will also make it easier for advertisers, including those carrying marketing messages to understand whether an operator is permitted to advertise into Great Britain." - UK Gambling Commission.
UK Gambling commission’s code of conduct states that -
- gambling is conducted in a fair way
- gambling is not a source of crime and disorder
- gambling is not used to support crime
- gambling doesn't affect children or vulnerable persons
- gambling operators are subject to rules on money-laundering and financial probity.
Customers should also be allowed to -
- access the game rules (including rules in English)
- claim their winnings within a long enough period of time
- easily get in contact with the appropriate authorities to resolve any disputes arising from using those gambling product
Problem Gambling Support
GambleAware - “..aims to promote responsibility in gambling. We provide information to help people make informed decisions about their gambling. We will help you to find out more about gambling and what responsible gambling means, to understand and recognise problem gambling, and show you where to go for further information, help and support should you need it.” From Gambleaware.co.uk website.
GamCare - “..is the leading provider of information, advice, support and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.” From Gamcare.org.uk website.
National Gambling Helpline (0808 8020 133) - “For confidential advice and emotional support please call to speak with a trained advisor. Lines are open from 8:00am to midnight, seven days a week.”
Gamcare also provides support through “NetLine” which allows people to talk online and support through its online chatroom and forum.
Third party arbitration
IBAS – “The Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS) acts as an impartial adjudicator on disputes that arise between betting/gambling operators and their customers after they have been through the operator's own internal dispute procedures and if a deadlock exists.
The IBAS Panel of betting experts apply their specialist knowledge to the facts and adjudicate by reference to the operator's own terms and conditions but do not rule on complex legal issues. As well as offering effective dispute resolution procedures, IBAS also check that operators have complied with the standards set by the Gambling Commission and with the IBAS terms and conditions of registration.
IBAS rulings are binding on all parties, without prejudice to any legal proceedings that may be commenced subsequently.” From IBAS-UK.com website.
eCOGRA – “..is a London-based internationally accredited testing agency and player protection and standards organisation that provides an international framework for best operational practice requirements, with particular emphasis on fair and responsible gambling. These requirements are enforced through onsite reviews and continuous monitoring. Since 2003, eCOGRA certification has become synonymous with the highest industry levels of fair and responsible gaming, professional conduct and superior operating standards.” From eCOGRA website.”