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TalkBanStop. A partnership between GamCare, Gamban and GAMSTOP to help anyone experiencing gambling harms to start their recovery journey.

Get in touch with our Advisers on the National Gambling Helpline for free confidential information, advice and support. We’re here for you 24 hours a day.

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You’ll also be able to access a free Gamban blocking software licence, and we can talk you through the benefits of registering for self-exclusion via GAMSTOP if you haven’t already.


Former premiership footballer Michael Chopra and podcaster Chris Gilham talk about their personal experiences of gambling harms, and why it’s so important to get the right support and barriers in place to help:

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Gamban blocking software is now available for free through the Helpline

Gamban blocks access to gambling apps and websites on up to 15 devices. This software software can be installed to restrict access to online casino, poker, bingo, lottery and many other gambling websites and apps. When you contact us, you’ll receive a link to register for free.

Block your gambling accounts and stop marketing messages with GAMSTOP

If you’re starting your recovery journey, we also recommend registering with the GAMSTOP self-exclusion scheme. GAMSTOP will prevent you from accessing accounts with all British licensed online gambling businesses for free, from six months up to five years, and will also make sure you don’t receive further marketing messages from gambling businesses during this time.

Block gambling through your bank account 

You can also block gambling transactions through most bank and building society accounts now. To find out which banks offer these blocks and how to enable them, click here.


Calls to the National Gambling Helpline are free from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do not appear on itemised bills. Calls from BT phone boxes are free, however some other public phone operators may charge you to call.

If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment, you can also access our services via a service called Next Generation Text Service. Find out more at

Telephone interpretation services are also provided in alternate languages through ClearVoice on the National Gambling Helpline.

For information on confidentiality and privacy please click here.

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