Problem gambling assistance group GamCare is getting an increase in funding from GambleAware for the next three years, providing £14 million to help curb gambling issues within the United Kingdom.
The agreement will see GamCare continuing to develop and deploy their responsible gaming programs throughout the country. GamCare provides information and counseling services for punters in need. The service is one of the most robust we've come across, and has proven to be a real service within Britain.
The extension was commented on by GamCare Chair Sir Ian Prosser, who said: "GamCare is delighted to have signed a new Grant Agreement with GambleAware.
"The extra money will enable us to help more people to recover from problem gambling, and to help those who are affected by the gambling of a family member or friend. We will use the grant to develop further our range of services and to deliver a new model of care, so that individuals get help which is tailored to their needs.
"The assurance of a three-year agreement gives us the certainty about funding which means that we can push forward with our plans to develop and deliver an integrated treatment system, which people rightly expect."
GambleAware Chair Kate Lampard also commented, noting: "GambleAware is pleased to make this renewed three-year commitment to GamCare. The fact that less than 2% of problem gamblers were receiving treatment represents a significant gap in the provision of specialist services.
"Our goal is to close the gap between the number of those getting treatment and those who need it by increasing the range, quality and quantity of early interventions and treatment while helping people to avoid gambling problems in the first place."