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More help for problem gamblers is on the way

  • 17 Sep 08
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Help with problem gamblingIt has been announced in the last few weeks that there is to be a new clinic for those with severe gambling problems opening in London's Soho. The gambling industry, including the online bingo sector, has donated a huge sum of money to start up this support foundation for those for whom gaming becomes more than a bit of fun.
Although it's highly unlikely that players of internet bingo will find themselves in this position if they maintain the recommended means of budgeting to support their play, this clinic is there to help and is part of the industries growing commitment to protecting players.
Run by the British Medical Association, this pilot scheme is all about getting help to those that need it and is accepting referrals as of the 15th September. With the gaming industry having already donated a massive £3.5 million to the research and development of care for obsessive gamblers last year there is a lot of respect from gambling charities in general of their acceptance of responsibility thus far.

With most online bingo sites offering help on site to players 24/7, and the self-exclusion policy that a lot of sites have adopted, there is hope that any potential player problems can be offset before serious problems set in across this particular sector of the gaming industry. If you find you are worrying about the state of your play there are charities such as Gamcare and GambleAware that you can contact for help and advice.

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