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News and Blog

GamCare provides support, information and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem

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7th June 2016

Stop Loan Sharks Project

A loan shark is a moneylender who charges extremely high rates of interest, typically under illegal conditions. The Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) is a specialist agency that prosecutes loan sharks and supports people affected by this crime.

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17th May 2016

How does GamCare Certification work?

GamCare works directly with licensed land-based and online gambling operators to provide Social Responsibility Training and Certification. Our work aims to support implementation of robust player protection and social responsibility standards across the industry, to help minimise gambling-related harm.

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24th March 2017

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Woman to woman...

GamCare hosted a dedicated chatroom for women dealing with gambling problems today, thinking about why it may be more difficult for women to reach out for support. Catherine summarises the discussion.

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9th March 2017

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Women Gamble Too!

In honour of International Women’s Day this week, Susanne is raising awareness about our approach to helping women struggling with problem gambling.

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3rd February 2017

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A Different Perspective

Guest blogger Fay takes a moment to examine how the way we think about a situation can affect how we respond to it, and how a different perspective of gambling behaviour could be helpful.

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27th January 2017

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Why Can’t They Just Stop?

Overcoming a gambling problem can be hard for partners, family and friends too. Catherine looks at how relationships can suffer because of a gambling problem, and how you can begin to mend those bridges.

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15th December 2016

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Staying Safe Online

What player protection tools are available for someone gambling online, and what can you do if gambling becomes a problem for you?

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2nd December 2016

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Our work with young people

This year GamCare joined the #GivingTuesday movement to raise the profile of our education and awareness work with young people and the frontline teams who work with them. Read more >>

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