There are an estimated 300,000 problem gamblers in the UK and for every problem gambler there are on average 10 other people directly affected by their addiction. By providing effective and accessible national self exclusion the quality of life for problem gamblers and their families will be greatly improved. The ‘Count Me Out’ scheme makes it easier for someone to self exclude from several gambling establishments and sectors thus preventing addicted persons from gambling, encouraging them to engage with gambling and debt counsellors and enabling them to rebuild their lives, those of their family and to participate more fully in society.
Empowering-Communities to meet with RGSB on Self Exclusion http://www.empowering-communities.org/?p=6201
More about Count Me Out Gambling and Alcohol Self Exclusion http://www.empowering-communities.org/?p=6214