GAMSTOP – Free online gambling self-exclusion
Gamstop lets you put controls in place to restrict your online gambling activities. It is totally free and requires only a simple sign-up.
You will be prevented from using gambling websites and applications run by companies licensed in UK, for a period of your choosing (usually 6 months, 1 year or 5 years).
This is a really excellent option for UK gamblers who feel they need to stop for a period, should it be because of problematic gambling, or even to protect a recent big win that you don’t wish to feed back into casinos.
You will not be able to cancel your self-exclusion until your chosen minimum period has elapsed. Once your minimum exclusion period has elapsed, you will need to contact Gamstop to ask for it to be removed otherwise it will remain in place.
GAMBAN – Block access to online gambling
Gamban is software which blocks gambling sites and applications, so you don’t see them as you browse/search online. It’s simple, free, smart and effective.
Used by thousands of people worldwide, Gamban has received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback, with some users informing the team that it has literally saved lives.
Gamban has a number of licensing options, with a FREE version provided to UK players via TalkBanStop.
It covers most popular operating systems, including Windows, Apple iOS /iPadOS/macOS & Android. It doesn’t stop there with Gamban, they offer excellent support too.
GAMCARE – Free info, advice & support for anyone affected by Gambling
GamCare offers a range of professional support options for people struggling with the impact of gambling on their lives – both gamblers themselves and their loved ones.
They offer support via telephone, face-to-face and online via livechat.
GamCare treatment is free, flexible and totally confidential. It’s available for adults affected by gambling across England, Scotland & Wales, with dedicated support for young people across the whole of the UK, including Northern Ireland.
BEGAMBLEAWARE – Free help & support for anyone affected by Gambling
BeGambleAware offer FREE confidential help & support to anyone who is worried about their (or someone else’s) gambling.
Provided by the National Gambling Treatment Service, BeGambleAware offer guidance, confidential advice and tailored treatments on a range of issues related to gambling.
Whether you just need to talk, want emotional support, or advice about financial difficulties, there’s help for you.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS – Sharing experience with problem gambling
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men & women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others do the same.
Their website offers various aids for the compulsive gambler including a forum, a chat room, literature and most importantly a meeting finder.
Meetings are the core of Gamblers anonymous and they have meetings every day of the week throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There are also similar Gamblers Anonymous services in Scotland & Ireland.