GamCare closes National Gambling HelpLine 0845 number

first_img Share National problem gambling support charity GamCare, who operate the National Gambling HelpLine for anyone seeking information, advice and support regarding problem gambling across England, Scotland and Wales, are switching off their previous 0845 number in March 2017.The HelpLine has been operating a Freephone number (0808 8020 133) since 2012 and gradually transitioning to reduce the number of calls received on the previous 0845 number, which charged callers to contact the HelpLine.The National Gambling HelpLine is advertised on gaming machines across the UK to ensure that any players concerned about their gambling behaviour know where to turn for free, confidential and specialist support.If any operators believe that information displayed needs to be updated, they are urged to contact GamCare as soon as possible to take advantage of free stickers, leaflets and posters for their venues.Dirk Hansen, CEO at GamCare, commented on the update: “GamCare is committed to providing an accessible service for anyone affected by problem gambling, including friends and family affected by the issue. Providing a Freephone number is a key component in reducing the barriers for those seeking help and support.” Submit Share GambleAware data finds stigma to be key barrier to treatment for women July 16, 2020 GambleAware forms ‘Lived Experience Group’ supporting treatment research July 23, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles UKGC launches public awareness campaign on gambling controls, rights and safeguards August 3, 2020last_img