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Struggling with online gambling?
The more layers of protection you put in place to stop you gambling, the better your chances of recovery.
The first thing I would say is that for anyone looking for help, you are not alone. There are organisations like GamCare, Gamban and GAMSTOP, that have great tools and people to help get you through the tough times.
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Talk to someone

No judgement. Just a chance to be honest and share what you’re going through with a trained Adviser who can help you plan the next step in your recovery journey.

Ban yourself

Putting all 3 of these tools in place will help you stop gambling today. It gives you the time and headspace to focus on planning your recovery and getting the support you need for a life beyond gambling addiction.

Block access to gambling apps and websites
Downloading Gamban will allow you to block global gambling apps and websites on up to 15 devices.
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Exclude yourself from all UK gambling websites
Register with GAMSTOP to exclude yourself from all UK gambling websites and apps for a minimum of 6 months.
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Ask your bank to block gambling transactions
All banks offer different tool to block gambling transactions. Find out what your bank offers.
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You can stop

You’re not alone. Recovery is possible. Using these tools has helped many people get their lives back and stop gambling. Protecting yourself using these tools is your first step.

Trent was betting about £60,000 a day. TalkBanStop helped him stop.
Emma found support for both herself and her husband.
Other stories
TalkBanStop has supported over 30,000 people on their recovery journey.

What layers of protection do you have?

Tell us what tools or support you already have, and we’ll help you plan your next step.
Start your journey
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Block apps and websites
With Gamban
Exclude yourself from UK websites
Block bank transactions
Learn what support your bank offers
Get support
Talk, online chat or online community
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Recovery checklist
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A quick reference guide can help structure your journey to recovery.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is TalkBanStop?

TalkBanStop is a partnership that combines practical tools and support to help you to stop gambling and maintain a successful recovery journey.
It offers personal support via GamCare’s trained Advisers, blocks access to gambling sites and apparel on multiple devices by offering Gamban blocking software, and signposting to register for GAMSTOP self-exclusion – all available for free through TalkBanStop, which also promotes the gambling transaction blocks available via banks.
You can get access to free tools and support in a matter of minutes.

What is self-exclusion?

GAMSTOP’s self-exclusion scheme will block you from logging onto or setting up gambling accounts with businesses licensed in Great Britain. This service is free and you can register for 6 months, 1 year, or 5 years.

Why do I need all three tools?

TalkBanStop provides multiple layers of support, combining practical tools and specialist care to help you stop gambling and maintain a successful recovery journey.
Layering multiple support tools has been proven to increase your chances of stopping gambling, and to better limit the harms you might face. Find out more about what support is available by contacting the National Gambling Helpline.

What if I don’t feel ready to talk?

We understand. Talking to someone can feel like a big step, but we want to make sure you still have access to TalkBanStop tools that can support you. That’s why they are available through this page.

Bank blocking
Block gambling transactions through your bank

Most banks allow you to block debit card transactions to gambling merchants. Find out what your bank offers:

Block or limit ATM cash withdrawals
Prevent debit card use for gambling
Stop online gambling deposits
No impact on your credit score
Gambling blocks can be set up in your banking app, by phone or in branch. Using these free tools won’t affect your credit score
View list of banks who offer gambling blocks
TalkBanStop is a partnership

We’re three organisations collaborating to help thousands of people all over the UK quit online gambling. The tools and support we offer through TalkBanStop improve your chances of a successful recovery and new life beyond gambling.