Policy Statements - NKF Lottery - Gambling Responsibly


Passed by the NKF 28th March 2009

Reviewed June 2019

Whilst it is recognised the majority of people do gamble responsibly, NKF promote a policy of protecting purchases and advise that the following should be remembered when entering our lottery:

  • You are buying for fun, you are not investing your money
  • Before playing, set strict limits on how much time and money you are going to spend
  • Quit while you are ahead
  • Only gamble with money you can afford to lose
  • Do not spend more money on gambling with the hope to win back money that you have lost
  • Keep up other interests and hobbies – do not let gambling take over your life
  • Do not gamble in order to escape from stress or boredom
  • Gambling in moderation is fine

It is also recognised gambling can become a problem, NKF has, therefore, taken steps to ensure sales to individuals do not exceed FIFTEEN books. Requests for numbers in excess of this would result in a member of staff contacting the individual to confirm the quantity and purpose of the order before the books are issued and the reason logged on NKF database

The quantity of books allocated to a Kidney Patient Association (KPA) is not restricted.

Players can request self exclusion from NKF database for future lottery mailings by contacting NKF by telephone, email or requesting a form from National Kidney Federation, The Point, Coach Road, Shireoaks, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 8BW.

For friendly and helpful advice from trained counsellors call the GamCare helpline on Freephone 0808 8020 133. The helpline is open from 8am to midnight, 7 days a week. Sometimes just talking to someone about your problem can be a relief and the first step towards dealing with your problem. You can also visit the GamCare website at www.gamcare.org.uk for more information.