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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Launch of nation-wide partnership between GamCare, Gamban and GAMSTOP. Gamban blocking software provision via Gamcare via the National Gambling Helpline and treatment services. GAMSTOP and merchant code blocking will also be cross promoted as part of the scheme. (GamCare)


April 2021

May 2021

Since launching, TalkBanStop has given away 2448 free Gamban licenses with all three organisations seeing an increase in the uptake of their services as the pilot has progressed. We led a successful campaign in December to raise awareness of the free tools and support which generated 204 pieces of media coverage, reaching over five million people. The campaign focussed on people with lived experience of gambling, along with ex-professional footballer - Michael Chopra – sharing his experiences, too. Looking further ahead to the Summer, we are in the planning stages for another burst of activity with Gamban and GAMSTOP, targeting sports fans over the course of this summer’s Euros.

November 2020

GamCare, Gamban and GAMSTOP have launched a partnership to integrate support and tools that create barriers to access for gamblers. It includes free national provision of blocking software produced by Gamban available via the National Gambling Helpline and gambling treatment services. This programme scales up a previous pilot with Gamban. The partnership with GAMSTOP will help ensure that self-excluded individuals are encouraged to use additional tools such as Gamban and access support via the National Gambling Helpline.

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