While most players will never experience problem gambling, for some gamblers, the fun stops, and the harm begins. If you or someone you care about requires help, there are many ways to receive it.
You can start by contacting the specific gambling provider the player gambles at to raise your concerns. As is their policy, accredited betting companies will respond to your concerns. Players can also opt to self-exclude. This act puts measures in place to prevent them from visiting casinos, bookmakers, gambling websites and apps.
You may also look at using website blockers and placing banking restrictions on your accounts.
Additionally, The National Gambling Treatment Service’s network of organisations provides 24/7, free, confidential advice and support for individuals experiencing gambling-related problems and those impacted by someone else’s gambling. See organisations below.
It can be scary deciding to make a change even if you know you need to! Never be afraid to ask for help.