GamCare, GamBan, and GAMSTOP have teamed up to start the #TalkBanStop initiative, which promotes their tools and resources to the general population in the United Kingdom.
The initiative, which will start this spring, seeks to persuade the general public in the United Kingdom to take advantage of free resources to manage their gambling spending and to obtain expert advice about gambling issues through support services.
Safer gaming organisations
For the first time, the safer gaming organisations promoted their programmes together, emphasising that each is a valuable option for ‘helping at-risk gamblers kick-start their recovery journeys.’
The #Talk component of the initiative, which is divided into three parts, will advertise GamCare’s 24/7 mobile phone service, which provides disadvantaged players with direct access to professional gambling damage advisers.
Meanwhile, #Ban supports Gamban’s ‘blocking app,’ which users can instal on any of their digital devices to restrict access to all online gaming websites.
Finally, #Stop promotes GAMSTOP’s self-exclusion policy, which prohibits people from interacting with gambling operators in any way, like visiting websites, building new accounts, or obtaining marketing messages.
Backed by National Gambling Treatment Service
The National Gambling Treatment Service backs the tools and support programmes as critical levels of security for those trying to curb their gambling.
“We know that lockdown has been a troubling time for many people,” it said. “To help people struggling to control their gambling, and their loved ones, our new campaign TalkBanStop is encouraging people to make the most of free tools and support that are available this spring.”