This has been a gambling awareness campaign to help raise awareness during safer gambling week 2022

As much as we’d like Jordan Reece on the plane to Qatar.

Jordan Reece is not a real footballer.

His name was made up using a regenerated player on Football Manager.
And the guy in the picture is a model from Chesterfield.
Which means you were potentially looking to bet on a football who does not exist.

If this was just a harmless, inquisitive click, then feel free to carry on and browse the rest of the AceOdds site.

Just to reiterate,
Jordan does not exist

Football Manager

If there was an intent behind your initial visit to this page and you are severely disappointed not to have found a link to be able to bet on Jordan Reece making the squad, you may need some of the support provided below from the likes of GamCare and GambleAware.

What influences gambling online?

When it comes to gambling, temptations are everywhere. From your friends down the pub to the adverts on social media, sometimes it feels like you can't get away from it. But what effect does that have on those who like a flutter?

We surveyed gamblers to find out their intentions, influences and behaviour when it comes to gambling.

22% of people (1 in 5) spend less than 5 minutes researching who or what they bet on

Our survey found that a large proportion of Brits don’t do extensive research before they gamble, instead choosing to place bets quickly based on prior knowledge or quite possibly, no knowledge at all.

Less than 5 mins
5-30 mins
31-59 mins
1-5 hours
6+ hours

69.25% of people have bet on a team or individual that they have little to no knowledge about

Even more alarming, is that almost 70% of Brits have placed a bet on a team or an individual that they’ve never even heard of. It’s always a good idea to have a quick Google to the person or team you’re about to bet on just to check they’re legit and not completely fake, like Jordan Reece (sorry).


What influences people to put bets on?

25.19% of people look to their friends and family to get ideas on where to place their bets, and 22% look to advertising whether that be on social or from tipsters. It’s of course fine to chat to your mates about who you’re betting on, but make sure you’ve got your own opinions too so that you’re as confident as you can be in your bets.

There is no one at all that influences me to gamble
There is no one specific that influences me to gamble the most
Friends and family
Fellow gamblers
Stick to a budget

Always set a budget, and stick to it

When it comes to the actual amount people are betting, some Brits find it hard to stop. Almost a third of Brits (32.34%) gamble more money than they had originally planned to. Setting yourself limits of both money and time spent gambling can be a good idea if you need a prompt to stop, it’s also not a good idea to gamble if you’re not feeling your usual self, as you might make decisions you wouldn’t usually make.

Tell your friends

Do you tell your friends and family when you put a bet on?

If you don’t, you’re not alone. Almost half (46.83%) of people don’t either. Of course, you probably won’t tell someone every single time you place a bet, but if you’re feeling overwhelmed with your gambling, it’s always best to reach out.

Only bet what you can afford to lose

Remember to only bet what you can afford to lose

In today’s cost of living crisis, more people are having money troubles. It’s more important than ever to get a hold on overspending whilst gambling. We found that 15.67% of Brits have risked financial hardship in order to bet or gamble and Over 1 in 10 (13.1%) of people have borrowed money to bet or gamble. To bet more safely, it’s wise to not chase your losses and always quit while you’re ahead to avoid spending more than you can afford to lose.

For more tips on safer gambling, visit Safer Gambling.

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Last Updated: 17 October 2022