Gambling is more accessible than ever. You don’t have to leave your home to place bets. You can simply switch on your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, even your interactive TV. Online gambling is also available 24/7, which means you can keep betting long after the high-street bookmakers and casinos have closed their doors. Any type of gambling comes with a risk, but online gambling makes placing a bet as easy as checking your email. It’s more important than ever to understand how to stay safe when gambling.

For many people, gambling is not a harmful activity, but for some it can become a serious problem. If you are concerned that your gambling may be getting out of control, there are lots of things that you can do to make it more difficult to gamble, and there is help and support available to help you change your relationship with gambling for the better whenever you may need it.

Visit the GamCare website to anonymously use their ‘How safe is your gambling’ tool and access free self-help resources.