Practical controls to stop gambling

Here are some practical controls that can help put barriers between you and gambling.

Install software

Adblockers

Install an adblocker to help reduce the amount of advertising you see online. Search online for 'best adblockers' to find the right adblocker for you. This type of software is usually free.

Blocking software

Install gambling-specific blocking software such as gamban on all phones and computers you have access to. You may need to pay for this software.

Visit gamban.com

Delete apps

Delete all gambling apps from any phones and tablets you have access to.

Unsubscribe and unfollow

Unsubscribe from any emails you receive from gambling companies, and unfollow gambling sites on social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter.

Other self-exclusion services

If you also gamble offline, it's a good idea to self-exclude from other types of gambling too. See other self-exclusion services.

Casinos

Visit playingsafe.org.uk

Arcades

Visit bacta.org.uk

Bingo

Visit bingo-association.co.uk

Betting shops and bookmakers

Visit self-exclusion.co.uk

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