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Safer gambling

Need to talk?

If gambling is causing you to worry, you can call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 24 hours a day, seven days a week. GamCare’s advisers offer can give free, confidential advice, information and emotional support. 

We will listen to what is going on for you and talk through options for support in your local area, online or over the phone. 

Looking to self-exclude?

Sometimes you might feel like you want to have a short term or long-term break from gambling, Self-exclusion can prevent you from gambling in betting shops, casinos, arcades, bingo venues and online for a period of six months to five years.  

Find out more about how self-exclusion might be able to help you:

Advice for safer gambling

Find out about some of the things you can do to help you stay safe when gambling, such as limit setting and taking frequent breaks:

Not sure if Gambling is becoming an issue? 

Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if gambling is having a negative impact on your finances, relationships, or emotional wellbeing.

Take a free test and see how gambling might be impacting your life:  

Looking for free treatment across all of the UK?

GamCare offer a wide range of support and treatment options, you can find out where your nearest treatment centre is.  

Remember, if you have any questions, our advisers are ready and waiting to assist you. Call 0808 8020 133 or start a Live chat. 

Worried about someone else’s gambling? 

It can be difficult to know what to do when you are worried about a friend of loved one’s gambling. Find out things you can do to help them and also access help and support for yourself:

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