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Bjn1992
(@bjn1992)

Hi everybody,

Im 24 years old and have a very serious gambling addiction. Every month i gamble all of my salary, most of the time within two days of receiving it. Im already about 40k in debt due to this problem.

I really want to stop and already have excluded myself from all live casinos in my country. However I keep creating accounts at online casino's.

Does anyone know free gambling blocking software for android phone?

Any other help or suggestions are always welcome too!

Kind regards,

Dave

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Posted : 8th July 2017 8:43 pm
Annie_25
(@annie_25)

Hi Dave

Welcome to the forum, you will find the support you need here.

I have just on a separate post mentioned a free app for android called app lock you download it then add apps to it that you do not want to access so for me it was the internet and play store so I can't download another browser.Someone else will have to put a pin in for you but it will restrict access to the internet.

Hope this helps

Annie x

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Posted : 9th July 2017 11:02 am
Forum admin
(@forum-admin)
Admin

Hi Bjn1992,

It's good that you are taking positive steps to stop yourself from gambling.

You might already have seen the section on our website about blocking software:

http://www.gamcare.org.uk/get-advice/what-can-you-do/blocking-software

At the time of writing this post, all of the ones listed on that page which are compatible with Android, have a charge. Some forum users have reported success with another blocker called Qustodio, which is free for one device: https://www.qustodio.com

If the free ones are working for you, great, but if not, if you are able to pay for the software you will have a wider choice. You may not have access to any money right now, but if and when you do, you could weigh up the amount the software costs versus what you've been losing.

You don't say what country you live in, but if you are in England, Scotland or Wales, we may be able to offer you free counselling to help you tackle your gambling. If you are in one of those countries, give us a call on 0808 8020 133 and we'll talk you through the support available from GamCare and other organisations.

Take care,

Forum Admin.

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Posted : 10th July 2017 11:12 am
conradnose
(@conradnose)

Hello Dave,

Have you thought about other ways to tackle your addiction other than blocking software?

It sounds like your in pretty deep and I've been there best thing I done was hand over control of my money.

All the best!

Check out my blog www.conradnose.com

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Posted : 13th July 2017 8:40 pm
RamBvs
(@rambvs)

i would like to suggest an application called planoApp ( removed link ), is a science-based parental control app for android that can help you stay away from Internet content by blocking apps and online browsing. So, through this app, u can block any gambling sites and apps freely. I hope this helps you

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