Thousands of people using app to help gambling addiction

Compulsive gambling – otherwise known as the 'hidden addiction' – is fast becoming a worldwide epidemic, with millions unable to control how much they play, spend and lose. It breaks families and tragically, many people have taken more extreme and permanent measures.

Society in many ways has not been prepared for the ubiquitous, always-available instant gratification that technology now offers.

Gambling on your phone, your computer, your TV; it's always there, always on and all too inviting for people at risk.

Which is where gamban® comes in. Created by people who have experienced problem gambling first-hand; on downloading gamban®, individuals are protected from being able to gamble at home. Gambling sites are blocked which means that constant temptation is removed, helping create the space many people need to take stock and explore further avenues of recovery.