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The National Gambling Treatment Service

Start to regain control after one conversation.

Have you bet more than you could afford to lose? Have people commented on your betting or said you might have a gambling problem? Or have you felt guilty about your gambling?

If gambling is taking up too much of your life, we're here to help.


I’d like to call an adviser and speak one to one for confidential advice, information and emotional support


Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The National Gambling Helpline is operated by GamCare.

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Call 0808 8020 133

I’d like to chat with an adviser one to one for confidential advice, information and emotional support


Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The National Gambling Helpline is operated by GamCare.


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We’re trained to help

You can chat to an Adviser who is trained to listen and help anyone affected by gambling harms. Simply talking about it can be a huge relief, and we can also connect you with the National Gambling Treatment Service for specialist support across Great Britain, tailored to you.

Confide in us

Whatever you say will stay between you and the person you're talking to, and you don't need to give any personal details if you don't want to. We care about your confidentiality, so unless we're concerned about your safety, we won't pass on any of your information without letting you know.

The right support for you

When you contact us, you can take as much or little time as you want to discuss your concerns. We're here to help you at the beginning of your journey - and then we'll guide you to tailored treatments, plus long-term and frequent support if you want it. You can find out more about the support offered by the National Gambling Treatment Service here

Call us for free

Calls to the National Gambling Helpline are free from landlines, mobiles and BT phone boxes within Great Britain. But just so you know, some other public phone operators may charge you to call.

94% of callers would recommend the Helpline to someone else.

Mark - 52, Derbyshire

"I used to feel like there was no point talking to anyone as they wouldn't understand, but in times of crisis we all need someone. For me, that someone was the team at GamCare. They kept me going and now I'm looking forward to helping others to stop gambling, or even starting in the first place."

Carly - 34, London

"It was so scary to click on the button for live chat with GamCare, but I knew that I needed help and a little voice in my head said this was the right thing to do. I bit the bullet, and ended up speaking to the Adviser for over an hour."

John - 37, Manchester

"They were incredibly practical, teaching me about blocking software for gambling sites and what my motivations could be for gambling, but they were also very kind. That may not sound much, but for me it made a difference - they knew what I was going through."