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Statistics provided by the Gambling Commission show that almost 50 per cent of adults in the UK has gambled during the past four weeks. For some, it is as simple as buying the occasional lottery ticket or having a bet on the Grand National but for others, it is far more serious and can become a life-changing addiction.

Local support

If you think your gambling or the gambling of someone else is getting out of control, it's time to get help, gambling support is available locally in Doncaster.

Contact GamCare free on 0808 8020 133 (8am-midnight, seven days a week) to arrange a referral to a local counselling session.

Local counselling sessions are held at three locations across Doncaster:

  • Bentley Community Library: Chapel Street, Bentley, Doncaster, DN5 0DE
  • Open Minds: 28 Christchurch Road, Doncaster, DN1 2QL
  • Counselling Room: 1st Avenue, Finningley, Doncaster, DN9 3GG

Or, for support without a referral, Gamblers Anonymous meet every Tuesday from 7-9pm at

  • The Wellness Centre: 45 Montrose Avenue, Intake, Doncaster, DN2 6PL 

For further advice about gambling support and addiction, visit

Online self-exclusion

GAMSTOP is the UK's first online self-exclusion schemes and allows individuals to restrict their online gambling activities. If you would like to exclude your self from gambling websites that have joined the scheme visit 

Last reviewed: 05/11/2019


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