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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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4th August 2017

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Win, Lose, Repeat

Guest blogger and counsellor Fay thinks about how we as humans make decisions, and how some decisions may be more harmful than others.

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26th May 2017

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Putting Consumers First

Responsible Gambling Officer Daniel thinks through why it’s so important that the gambling industry puts their customers first and foremost in everything they do.

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19th May 2017

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I feel so powerless...

GamCare was joined by Parkinson’s UK to host a live chatroom supporting people affected by problem gambling linked to Parkinson’s. Here’s a summary of advice and information shared.

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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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