This year’s Safer Gambling Week (13th – 19th November) is an important time for players everywhere to check in on their gambling habits. It’s also the perfect opportunity and to familiarise yourself with the services we provide our OJOers that encourage safer gaming, including our very own Safe Mate feature, a helping hand for all to play safer whilst having the most fun possible – coz that’s what it’s all about, right?

Safer Gambling Week 2023

Gambling should be pure fun. No doubt you’ve got your fave games that you love playing and that’s just great. But what gambling should definitely not be is a way to make a fast buck, that’s what jobs are for, and it goes without saying that you should never play with money you can’t afford.

Understand your play with Safe Mate

OJO offers our players a great range of services and tools that are specifically designed to help you gamble safely. Our newest feature, Safe Mate gives you a complete picture of your play, making it easier to know your gambling habits, stick to your budget and spot changes in your play that might need your attention.

With Safe Mate you can see time played, deposits, withdrawals and profit or loss, both in general and across different game types and you can even compare your gambling habits to other players like yourself, so see how you’re shaping up.

To start using Safe Mate, simply login, head to the Safer Gambling section of My Account and look for Safe Mate. You can also read up on this nifty tool on our Safe Mate information page.

Safer Gambling Tools at PlayOJO

Along with your trusty pal Safe Mate, OJO offers a wide range of player limitation tools to help you manage your play. Click here to learn everything you need to know about Safer Gambling at OJO’s. And in the meantime, here’s a mini breakdown of just some of the tools we offer:

Self-Exclusions and Cooling-Off

Feel like you need to take a break? Self-Exclusion can deactivate your account for a minimum of 180 days, until you tell us otherwise.

We also offer a Temporary Suspension which suspends your account for 30, 60 or 90 days as well as a Cooling-Off option for an even shorter period of time of 24 hours, 48 hours or seven days. During these periods, you won’t be able to deposit or gamble at all and we won’t send you any kind of marketing material either. We’ve got your back, just give us the word.

Deposit Limits

Spending more than you can afford?

With OJO you can adjust your depositing limits at any time you like so if you’d rather be putting a bit more aside for that holiday abroad or new pair of designer shoes, just go and change your limits via the Safeguard section. Easy peasy.

Reality Checks

Need OJO to step in for a bit of a reality check? That’s what friends are for after all. OJO’s Reality Checks allow you to set time limits on your gameplay and when you’ve reached a certain limit whilst playing, a message will pop up to tell you that your time is up.

You can change the timeframe in between Reality Checks of course but this way, time doesn’t run away from you.


It’s always good to know where you stand. That’s why OJO offers our players a self-assessment test where you literally take a short test to understand if gambling is becoming an issue for you. If you’re having any concerns yourself, you can take the Self-Assessment Test by clicking here.


If you’re feeling like you need to cut ties altogether you can temporarily or indefinitely ban yourself from being able to gamble or receive any marketing material from any casino that is licensed in Great Britain. Visit for more info.

You can contact the OJO crew with any questions you have concerning Safer Gambling or you can apply any limitations to your account by visit the website yourself. OJO always encourages you to play responsibly and we’re always here to help.


Aviva is the Content Manager at PlayOJO and writes blogs, copy and all things OJOey. A copy/content marketer for over 7 years, she gets her creative juices flowing by singing, dancing (around her living room), and belly laughing regularly.