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Worried about gambling debt?

Free, online debt advice available now.

Get debt help

Gambling and betting debts. Help to manage your money.

Gambling and debt can get out of control fast. If you have problems with gambling and debt, you need help to deal with both of these issues at the same time.

We can help you with your debt. If you come to us, there will be:.

  • No shaming
  • No judgment
  • No pressure

We will support you to:

  • Deal with your debts
  • Reduce or stop gambling
  • Find more help if you want it

Gambling warning signs

Do any of these sound familiar to you?

You are spending money on gambling

Are you gambling with:

  • Your overdraft?
  • Money for debts or priority bills?
  • More than you can afford?
  • Borrowed money?
  • Money from selling your stuff?
  • In the hope you can pay off debts?

Your social life is affected

Are you:

  • Lying to people?
  • Always talking about gambling?
  • Arguing about money and gambling?
  • Losing interest in usual activities and responsibilities?

Your mental health is impacted

Are you:

  • Always thinking about gambling?
  • Gambling more money or for a longer time period?

Do you feel:

  • Anxious?
  • Worried?
  • Guilty?
  • Depressed?
  • Irritable?

Get help to take control of your debts

man sat on the floor next to paint tin

Worried about gambling debt?

Free, online debt advice available now.

Get debt help

Help to stop gambling or tackle addiction

There is no one solution to gambling problems. Different approaches work for different people:

Speak to your GP

Your NHS GP is the best place to start.

Tell them if gambling is affecting:

  • Your health
  • Your mood

Your GP can tell you what treatments are available in your area.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a form of talking therapy that many people find effective.

GamCare - TalkBanStop

GamCare offer support and counselling.

  • Their advisors can help you find face-to-face counselling in your area
  • You can get free tools and support in a matter of minutes


TalkBanStop combines tools and support to help you:

  • Stop gambling
  • Stay in recovery

Contact GamCare

  • Phone: 0808 8020 133,
  • Whatsapp: 020 3031 8881
  • Chat live on the GamCare website

GamCare’s advisors will:

  • Offer Gamban’s blocking software for free
  • Signpost you to the GAMSTOP self-exclusion scheme

You can also ask your bank to block gambling payments.

Visit the GamCare website to find out more about TalkBanStop.

Support groups

Many people find comfort and support in confidential peer support groups.

You can ask GamCare, your GP, or check out:

Help with your debt problems

This is where we help.

Our advisors will give you advice that is:

  • Practical
  • Realistic

Most importantly, we never judge you.

Call our advisors or use our online debt advice tool.

Friends and family of people with gambling problems

When people we love are gambling it can:

  • Put stress on household finances
  • Put stress on our relationships

Try to support them to get help.

You can also seek help yourself.

GamCare can help and support you.

Gam-Anon run regular peer support groups for the friends and family of gamblers.

These meetings give you a chance to:

  • Share experiences confidentially
  • Connect with other people in the same position