Who Can I Contact If I Have a Gambling Issue?

Q: I think I might have a problem with gambling. Who can I reach out to for help?

A: If you believe you may have a gambling problem, or if you know someone who might, there are several confidential organizations that can provide assistance. These include GamCare, GamblingCare, BeGambleAware, Gamblers Anonymous, the Gambling Therapy Helpline, and Betblocker.


Q: Can you tell me more about GamCare?

A: GamCare is a registered charity that takes a non-judgemental approach to gambling. They work on developing strategies to understand the social impact of gambling, promoting responsible gambling, and assisting those negatively affected by gambling dependency. You can reach them on the UK National Gambling Helpline at 0808 802 0133. https://www.gamcare.org.uk/ 


Q: I live in Ireland. Are there support organizations for me?

A: Yes, GamblingCare is an organization in Ireland that offers help online, over the phone, or face-to-face. Visit https://GamblingCare.ie for more information. A free confidential National Helpline is operated by Dunlewey 365 days per year from 09:00 - 23:00 by calling 1800 936 725.


Q: What is BeGambleAware?

A: BeGambleAware is committed to promoting responsible gambling through increased awareness, improved education, providing help and support, and funding treatment for problem gambling. You can visit https://BeGambleAware.com or call the National Gambling Helpline from the UK at 0808 802 0133.


Q: Is there a global support network for compulsive gambling?

A: Yes, Gamblers Anonymous is a worldwide non-profit organization where people who struggle with compulsive gambling can work together to address the issue.



Q: Is there a multilingual support service for people affected by gambling?

A: Gambling Therapy offers a global online support service providing free practical advice and emotional support to people adversely affected by gambling. They provide support services through a text-based helpline, online groups and forums, email, and information on local resources worldwide. https://www.gamblingtherapy.org/ 


Q: Are there tools that can help me control my online gambling?

A: Yes, Betblocker is a free tool designed to help control your gambling. It can be installed on as many devices as you like and used to block access to over 12,903 gambling websites. You can select the duration of the block.


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