Three of the biggest gambling charities have come together in a bid to stop online gambling harm and provide three free tools for people to use.
Gamban, GamCare, and Gamstop have launched TalkBanStop a pilot scheme to emphasise the importance of safer gambling and offer free support and tools to help people stop gambling.Advice on the national gambling helpline will be given by GamCares advisors, Gamban will supply software that blocks access to 1000’s of gambling sites and apps. Finally, Gamstop’s self-exclusion tool is available to allow players a cooling-off period from gambling websites and apps and able to remove themselves for a set amount of time. The tools available will also prevent access and creation of new accounts with UK operators.
Message Of Hope
CEO at GamCare Anna Hemmings said, “After a particular when many have been impacted by job losses and reduced income, Christmas can be a difficult time for those struggling to stop gambling.“The TalkBanStop campaign sends a message of hope to those who are struggling with gambling but don’t know how to start their recovery journey, by providing free tools and support that give breathing space to reflect on what’s going on. The first step is simply talking to someone.”Christmas is a time of the year that proves difficult for people struggling with gambling addiction and the pandemic this year has exasperated gambling online, with impact from boredom, being alone and financial worries. If you feel you have a gambling-related problem and need help contact TalkBanStop