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Gambling addiction is quickly becoming a massive problem for increasingly more and more people, and with internet it is becoming more and more prevalent with the availability and ease with which one can enjoy a flutter online. Internet gambling whether that involves online poker, horse racing, roulette, or any number of gambling activities is now available 24/7 from the comfort of one’s own home. And also throw in the pop-up-adverts which will catch your subconscious mind. Coupled with this the increasing amount of bookies that are popping up in town centres and in smaller shopping parades it’s hard to escape the lure of potential gambling.

With gambling addiction there will be a root cause and when this is found there will often be a profound change in the person and discovering where the problem began and addressing this is where I would suggest we begin, this will involve working on your unconscious mind. Then it is useful to build in coping strategies and techniques for the future and present. Cognitive hypnotherapy, positive psychology and NLP are all excellent at addressing this and when used in combination are highly effective.

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Gambling addiction is a compulsive behaviour, with gambling addictions one may experience a build-up of excitement as the potential of having a flutter arrives, if however the compulsion to gamble has to be deferred (maybe one has an appointment to keep, be at work or to take the kids to school), a build-up of excitement and/or agitation is experienced and often the longer the gambling activity is put off, the more excitement/agitation builds up.

What is happening here is that a mechanism of expectation is building up and then when the time finally arrives to have a gamble, the very peak of excitement is experienced. If one is successful in their gamble and wins, this leads to a chain of thoughts/feelings/believes which reinforce that things are not so bad, and a message ‘If I won that time – perhaps I can win again’ will be triggered.

With gambling it’s not necessarily the ‘winning’ that is the driving urge, but the excitement and expectation of potentially winning. Of course long term ‘winning’ is not a viable belief system because odds are always stacked in the favour of the casino/bookie.

The drive or compulsion for the gambling addiction is not so much about becoming rich from gambling (this very rarely happens) it’s about the feelings involved with the activity this can be intense excitement, anticipation or a buzz. People who are addicted to gambling feel compelled to gamble, it’s as though there was something inside of them and out of their control which in fact is closer to the truth than you may think. So please do enquire to help you to stop gambling today.

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What is self-exclusion? And how this helps to stop gambling

Self-exclusion means asking a gambling provider to exclude you from gambling with them for a length of time, usually between six and twelve months but this can be for up to five years for online gambling. All gambling providers in Britain must provide consumers with this option, allowing any customer who has followed the procedure to request self-exclusion to be refused service and prevented from gambling during this time period.

Please then consider also calling the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 who can offer you free, confidential advice and counselling as our experience is that self-exclusion can be helpful but will be more effective if you also give us a call to stop gambling.

How the schemes work:

You will be excluded for a minimum six month period (12 months for betting shops)

You will have to supply proof of identity including a photo

You will be removed from all marketing databases and you will not be contacted during the period of your self-exclusion

You cannot leave the scheme before the exclusion period has expired

If you leave the scheme once the self-exclusion period has expired you will not be automatically added to any marketing databases.

By joining self-exclusion schemes that help you to stop gambling you are agreeing that:

the information you provide to join a scheme will only be shared with operators within the specific scheme

you will stay away from the venues from which you have self-excluded.

It is up to you to keep to your self-exclusion agreement but the company and the staff will do all they reasonably can to help you. If you visit a venue from which you have self-excluded you will be asked to leave and the other venues in the scheme will be informed.

How to self-exclude to stop gambling

You can self-exclude from either each separate company you might gamble with, or from multiple companies at the same time. Anything that helps to stop gambling will benefit you.

To self-exclude from a particular venue, ask the staff there for details.  Online, look for the “Responsible Gambling” or “Safer Gambling” section of the website, or the help section. Help to stop gambling is there.

To self-exclude from more than one venue or website at the same time, use the “multi-operator” schemes listed below for each of the types of gambling you want help avoiding.

Online gambling

If you would like to self-exclude from online gambling you can visit GAMSTOP which now enables UK and NI residents to exclude themselves from all gambling sites licensed to operate in Great Britain for free, for a period of 6 months, 1 year or 5 years.

All online gambling websites must provide a facility for you to self-exclude from that company. This can usually be found in the “Responsible Gambling” or “Safer Gambling” section of their website, or through your personal account page. Call the customer services number on the website, or email them if you need help with this.

Contact them to help you to stop gambling.