As well as reaching out to others for support, there are several self-help strategies that can help you control your gambling or reduce the opportunities for you to gamble.
Self-exclusion, or self-banning, is a voluntary program which is available to anyone who wants to restrict or stop their access to gaming venues and online bookmakers.
Self exclusion forms can be found at the following links:
As well as self excluding with specific agencies or venues there are a range of software packages and online tools available that can help you to block gambling websites and advertisements which you browse with the web.
Examples of these can be found through the following search engines:
AdBlock Plus is a free extension for web browsers that blocks ads from appearing on webpages. AdBlock Plus disables a range of advertising while you browse the web, including banners, YouTube ads, pop-ups and social media ads.