How to control your online gambling

Gambling Awareness

Is online gambling causing you financial worry? GAMSTOP helps you control your online gambling.

Once you register to GAMSTOP, you will be prevented from using gambling websites and apps run by companies licensed in Great Britain, for a period of your choosing.

At Street UK, we take problem gambling into account when considering your loan application, if you are struggling with it then GAMSTOP can help you to control your online gambling. It enables people who live in the UK (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) to exclude themselves from all licensed gambling websites and apps. This can help you to budget better and improve your affordability.

It only takes a few minutes to sign up with GAMSTOP. Just tell them a few details about yourself and let GAMSTOP confirm your identity. Signing up is quick, simple and free. Register at

More support

Self-exclusion is just one way to help you restrict your online gambling activities. There are many other sources of support and advice to help you. Here are some other sources of support and advice that could help you make a change for the better.


A safe place to talk about whatever’s troubling you.


Freephone 116 123


We are proud to be part of TalkBanStop, bringing together free help and practical tools to those who need them. TalkBanStop promotes the use of GAMSTOP alongside GamBan device blocking software and bank transactional blocks together with accessing free help and support via the National Gambling Helpline.

You can install Gamban for FREE by contacting the National Gambling Helpline. 0808 8020 133


Contact your bank

Many banks now offer the option of blocking yourself from making gambling transactions.

For more information visit GamCare:

Other self-exclusion services

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


Visit Self Exclusion Schemes | Betting & Gaming Council ( to self-exclude from all licensed land-based casinos in Great Britain.

Register by emailing


Visit Self Exclusion – Bacta to self-exclude from one or more Adult Gaming Centres, High Street Arcades and Motorway Service Areas.

020 3930 9769


Visit Self-exclusion – ( to self-exclude from all land-based bingo premises across Great Britain. You can phone a venue to do this.


Visit Multi Operator Self Exclusions Scheme – Self Exclusion ( to self-exclude from multiple bookmakers in your area.

Freephone 0800 294 2060

Install software


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.


There is a range of blocking software available to use to protect your devices. For more information visit

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.


Source: GAMSTOP – Gambling Self-Exclusion Scheme