With many of us stuck at home during the pandemic, gambling addiction has significantly increased. The allure of online bingo and slots has been very attractive, particularly amongst women. Television and social media adverts are constantly trying to get you to part with your money.
Did you know? The UK’s most deprived areas having more than ten times the number of betting shops than the most affluent parts of the country.
Gambling might start out as a bit of fun betting on your favourite football team’s matches or a big horse race, but this fun can become serious very quickly. If gambling is a part of your life, you should honestly answer these questions.
- Do you bet more than you can afford to lose?
- Have you tried to win back money you have lost (chasing losses)?
- Have you borrowed money or sold anything to get money to gamble?
- Has your gambling caused any financial problems for you or your household?
If you feel you may have a problem with gambling and you'd like help to stop, support and treatment is available. These organisations work with you in a trusted, confident way and you will find you’re not alone.
To get help or advice, you can get in touch with these organisations by clicking the link or phoning the numbers given.
- Gambling Addiction Manchester
- Beacon Counselling Trust or 0151 226 0696
- Gamcare or 0808 8020 133
- NHS or 0300 300 1490
- Gordon Moody Association or 01384 241292
- Gambler's Anonymous
If you have any money worries, our One Money team can help in a non-judgmental way. Speak to a friendly adviser on 0330 355 1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org