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You can find out more about self-excluding from gambling venues and websites here. []

GAMSTOP is the national online self-exclusion scheme for all gambling websites operating with a UK license. See and the video below for more information:

You can also download a guide to what you need for GAMSTOP registration here >>

Blocking Software

Blocking software is a computer programme that limits access to websites or other services available over the internet. Find out more here.

Gambling Support Organisations

GamCare is part of the National Gambling Treatment Service:

Gambler’s Anonymous (GA) and GamAnon (for family and friends) also offer peer support:

Financial and debt advice

For information about finance and debt management:

Free, independent money advice is available from organisations including:

If you need to report a loan shark please visit

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Women’s Aid:

Domestic Abuse Helpline: Freephone 0808 2000 247,

Making a Complaint about a Gambling Business

Please note that GamCare is not a regulator and is therefore unable to intervene in licensing matters, account queries or disputes over terms and conditions. In any of the above cases, we recommend that you contact the gambling venue or website operator in the first instance.

Commercial gambling in Great Britain is regulated by the Gambling Commission. See their website for more information on how to complain about a gambling business:

How to Stop Gambling Marketing and/or Block Gambling Adverts

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Other Help and Support

Samaritans – Free to call, 24 hours a day: 116 123,

MIND – Advice and Support for Good Mental Health:

Cruse Bereavement Care:

Shelter – Information and advice on housing and homelessness:


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