Due to the impact that Coronavirus is having, we have had to reduce our phoneline opening hours.

Our phonelines are open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10 am and 4 pm.

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If gambling problems are affecting you or those close to you, support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through GamCare. You can call them free on 0808 8020 133 or go to gamcare.org.uk.

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Gambling is a popular leisure activity that is enjoyed by many. There are lots of ways to gamble including playing the lottery, bingo, betting on sports, casino games or playing machines.

In this section

How we regulate the National Lottery, how to raise money for charity with gambling activities like lotteries, raffles, tombolas etc, how to gamble safely, help that is available if you feel you or someone you know has a gambling problem and your rights as a consumer.


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