GamCare is a registered charity and is one of the UK’s leading authorities on the provision of counselling, advice and practical help in addressing the social impact of gambling.

GamCare does not aim to restrict the choices or opportunities for anyone to operate or engage in gambling opportunities that are available legally and operated responsibly. Instead, the organisation strives to develop strategies that will:

Improve the understanding of the social impact of gambling; Promote a responsible approach to gambling; and address the needs of those adversely affected by a gambling dependency.

GamCare operates a free phone number for anyone affected by a gambling problem plus a network of both face-to-face and online counselling and support services. The GamCare helpline is available seven days a week, 08:00 to midnight. Need help? Call GamCare free on 0808 8020 133.

Additionally, GamCare works to support the development and implementation of responsible practice by the gambling industry.