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The National Gambling Helpline is available 24/7 as usual. If you need advice or support about your
gambling or someone else’s you can call 0808 8020 133 or talk to an adviser on live chat.

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National Gambling Helpline 0808 8020 133

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Get confidential help and support

If you have questions or concerns about your own gambling or about that of a friend or family member, the best place to start is the National Gambling Helpline on Freephone 0808 8020 133 or visit the National Gambling Treatment Service to find out more.

  • It's free, from both landlines and mobiles

  • It's completely confidential

  • It's available to people worried about their own gambling and anyone who is affected by someone else's gambling

  • It's open 24 hours, 7 days a week

The National Gambling Helpline is operated by GamCare and offers free and confidential support, information and advice on problem gambling either via telephone (Helpline) or online (NetLine). It can also provide direction to chat room forums and printed information depending on what you need and when.

The Helpline's experienced staff can provide information and advice, refer you to other sources of help and also tell you what may be available locally. This can include referral to sources of help about money and debt advice, along with identifying other suitable forms of personal help such as counselling, and crisis support. The Helpline can also offer free face-to-face or online counselling for those affected by a gambling problem either directly or locally via our network of treatment providers right across Britain.