If you need advice on how to play responsibly, or help with controlling your play, you can visit these web sites:
Gamblers Anonymous ®
International Service Office
P.O. Box 17173, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 386-8789 - Fax (213) 386-0030
National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG)
730 11th St, NW, Ste 601
Washington, DC 20001
GamCare, a registered charity, has become the leading authority on the provision of information, advice and practical help in addressing the social impact of gambling in the UK.
GamCare takes a non-judgmental approach on gambling. GamCare does not wish to restrict the choices or opportunities for anyone to operate or engage in gambling opportunities that are available legally and operated responsibly.
They strive to develop strategies that will:
- Improve the understanding of the social impact of gambling
- Promote a responsible approach to gambling
- Address the needs of those adversely affected by a gambling dependency
Counseling and Advice
GamCare offers a variety of counseling services and communication channels for those who are affected by problem gambling. Individuals can receive information, advice, support or counseling through their National Helpline, counseling service, or email service.
National Telephone Helpline - 0845 6000 133 (UK)
This is a confidential service, open to individuals experiencing gambling problems, and any relative, friend employer etc who wants information, support or counseling over the phone. Professionals working with a gambler can also call for information and advice. This service is available 24 hours a day and at a lo-call rate.
GamCare is pleased to be able to offer group counseling sessions from their London Bridge office. The twelve week program focuses on developing emotional and practical skills to help prevent relapse and encourages open discussion.
For further information please contact the GamCare Helpline on 0845 6000 133 (UK)
NetLine (UK Only)
Are you suffering through your own or somebody else's gambling problem? Talk live online to one of GamCare's trained advisors who can offer counselling support, information, and advice. The NetLine currently operates between the hours of 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday. For more information, see NetLine.
You can also obtain support and advice by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Helpline staff will reply as soon as possible. For an information package, email email@example.com including your name and address (UK only)
For more information on GamCare, visit the GamCare home page.