Recognizing problematic behavior in betting

In case you have any doubt regarding your behavior and self-imposed limits, you can go to Gamcare and start Self-Assessment tool to see whether you should seek formal evaluation of your betting behavior.

Get Advice / Problem Recognition

Prevention of problems in betting

Here are our recommendations of principles to follow so that you can enjoy gaming responsibly:

Betting is for fun, not a way of earning money.

Make sure you play only when relaxed and concentrated.

Take regular breaks.

Decide your monthly betting stake in advance. Independently of our standard deposit limits, you may set a lower amount as your own personal limit.

Do not increase the maximum limit which you have decided for yourself.

Before you start betting, decide the winning amount at which you will end the game.

Decide beforehand how high your losses can be.

Never play under the influence of alcohol or other substances.

Never play when depressed.

Self-exclusion and player protection

Meridianbet.com.cy offers its users a variety of measures to protect themselves and ensure safer gambling. We encourage our players to use the self-protection tools. The self-protection measures are serious and apply for the restricted time. In addition, the personal limits offer all users the possibility to reduce the deposit limit even below the set limit. Meridianbet.com.cy will forward requests for increase of personal deposit limits after 24 hours as soon as possible, while requests for reduction of limits take effect immediately

Useful tools provided to manage a player's betting activity:

Time Out – Account Timeout from the page, it gives the option of a break to the player.

  • One day Time out
  • One week Time out
  • One month Time out
  • Six-weeks’ Time out

Deposit Limits – Deposit Limits allow you to manage the amount of money you can deposit into your account. Before increasing your Deposit Limits, make sure you can afford it. Deposit limits additionally offer all users the ability to lower their deposit limit even below the set limit.

  • Daily Deposit Limit – You can chose your daily deposit limits.
  • Weekly Deposit Limit - You can chose your weekly deposit limits
  • Monthly Deposit Limit - You can chose your monthly deposit limits.

Stake Limits – Stake Limits allow you to limit the total amount you can bet in each calendar day, weekly or monthly. When you reach your Stake Limit for a certain period, you will not be able to place any additional bets until the applicable time period is reset.

  • Daily Stake Limits – You can chose your daily stake limits
    (00:00:00 to 23:59:59 EET/EEST of the calendar day)
  • ​Weekly Stake Limits - You can chose your weekly stake limits
    (Saturday 00:00:00 to Friday 23:59:59 EET/EEST)
  • Monthly Stake Limits - You can chose your monthly stake limits
    (00:00:00 on the first day of the month until 23:59:59 EET/EEST on the last day of the month)

Loss Limits – The loss limit enables the player to pre-decide how high or low his money losses can be. Never decide to increase your loss limit because you have lost money and think that you will win it back by betting more.

  • Daily Loss Limits – You can chose your maximum daily loss limits
  • Weekly Loss Limits - You can chose your maximum weekly loss limits
  • Monthly Loss Limits - You can chose your maximum monthly loss limits

Maximum Session Duration: meridianbet.com.cy players can specify their exact minutes of engagement on our page

If you have exceeded the loss and stake limits then you will be unable to place bets on the website before the restriction time limit has ended.

During this period, you can make a withdrawal when you visit the website.

Self-exclusion/exclusion: meridianbet.com.cy players can self-exclude themselves from further participation in sports betting or make a request via e-mail.

 • Users can opt out of betting for one day, or for 6 months, one year, two years up to 5 years (temporary account closure) and/or forever. During this time, you will not be able to access your account.

Reality check

Set yourself time limit before you start betting and stick to it by setting an alarm. We strongly advise that you keep your device clock enabled whilst betting so you can easily refer to it. This is the way to remind yourself how long you have been on line may be to utilize an online stop watch or timer to give an indicator when a certain time period has elapsed.

Player protection

Advice for recognizing problematic behavior:

Problematic behavior in betting is defined as behavior that damages the existence, work or financial situation of an individual or family. Long term betting is certainly not suitable for the individuals’ personal situation and could have a negative overall impact on person’s well-being.

The most dangerous overall impact is the psychological illness of pathological betting. This condition has to be treated seriously. Prolonged intervals of betting and betting can lead to addiction problems.


We would like to present certain parameters that can be warning signs or signals that can be considered as indicative for addiction problems or problematic behavior:

The player is heavily involved in betting. Their thoughts constantly turn to betting.

The stakes wagered become higher and higher.

Attempts to control/give up betting are unsuccessful.

The player becomes irritated and frustrated after attempting to reduce the extent of betting.

Betting serves as a means of getting away from problems or unpleasant feelings.

The player is trying to regain losses.

The player lies about his betting behavior.

The player acts illegally.

The player damages or loses other relationships or his job.

The player relies on others to give him money.


Online Dispute Resolution

The EU Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is a web-based platform developed by the European Commission that allows customers and operators to handle disputes online.

For further info on ODR, click here.


Are you concerned about your betting habits? Are you on your way of becoming an addict? We have put together an extensive list of organizations you can contact to discuss any compulsive or problem behavior related to betting.

The National Betting Authority of Cyprus offer online and telephone support to anyone who is affected by problem betting. They provide information to help people make informed decisions about betting and where to go for support and advice. Further information can be found at https://safergambling.gov.cy/

These are a number of institutions that offer professional assistance internationally and in UK

UK Gamcare, 0845 6000 133 Gamblers Anonymous, 08700 50 88 80 Sheffield, 0114 262 0026 Manchester, 0161 976 5000 Birmingham, 0121 233 1335 Glasgow, 08700 50 88 81 Belfast, 028 7135 1329
Sweden Spelinstitutet, 020 81 91 00 Slutaspela.nu
Denmark Ludomani, 27 22 20 50
Finland Gambling in Finland, 0203 10010 Gamblers Anonymous
Germany Anonyme Spieler, 040 209 90 09 GamAnon, 040 209 90 09
Holland Stichting AGOG Nederland, 0900 2177721 Chinees Gambling Helpline, 030 297 11 33
France Adictel, 0805 02 00 00
Belgium Rodin Foundation, (0032-2) 738 10 49
Canada Youth Gambling International Nova Scotia Problem Gambling Helpline, 1-902-5643-645 British Colombia Problem Gambling Helpline, 1-888-795-6111 Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline, 1-888-230-3505 Gambling Helpline, 1-800-668-6868 Alberta Problem Gambling Hotline, 1-866-332-2322
Australia Problem Gambling Services: New South Wales, 1-800-633-635; TTY 1-800-633-649 Problem Gambling Services: Queensland, 1-800-222-050 Problem Gambling Services: South Australia, 1-800-060-757 Problem Gambling Services: Tasmania, 1-800-000-973 Problem Gambling Services: Victoria, 1-800-156-789 Problem Gambling Services: Western Australia, 1-800-622-112
New Zealand Main gambling Helpline, 0800-654-655 Maori Gambling, 0800-654-656 Gambling Debt Problems, 0800-654-658 In Ya Face, Youth Gambling Helpline, 0800-654-659
South Africa National Gamingboard of South Africa, 0800-006-008