The Shrimps are delighted to announce a partnership with GAMSTOP, the free, independent service that enables people to exclude themselves from all UK-based online gambling websites.
The partnership has been announced to coincide with Safer Gambling Week, which takes place from 1-7 November, and will see Morecambe raise awareness of the tools and resources available to those who wish to self-exclude from online gambling in a variety of ways, including:
- Dedicating matchday and programme advertising space to GAMSTOP
- Sharing GAMSTOP animations and information across club social channels and the club website
- Club staff being given training on the GAMSTOP platform, and other gambling resources
More than 240,000 people from across the UK are registered with GAMSTOP, which also works closely with gambling charities.
Those who register with GAMSTOP can select a self-exclusion period of six months, one year, or five years. Anybody who contacts the service is referred to specialist advisors if they, or a loved one, need additional help and support with gambling-related issues.
This partnership underlines Morecambe’s commitment to promoting safe gambling practices.
Ben Sadler, General Manager from the Club said: "We are committed to raising awareness and offering our support to a wide range of initiatives and charitable work over the course of the season.
"As it is Safer Gambling Week, we are pleased to be working with GAMSTOP, to promote their free help service, in the hope that anyone associated with our club who may not be aware of their work, and how they can help individuals with a gambling addiction, is pointed in the right direction for support."
Fiona Palmer, Chief Executive of GAMSTOP, said: “We are delighted to partner with Morecambe, and to work with them to raise awareness of the tools and resources available to those who need them most.
"Gambling-related harm affects people of all ages, genders, and walks of life, and Morecambe are playing a crucial role in spreading the message of how GAMSTOP can provide a safety net to those people.”
For more information, or to begin the process of self-excluding from online gambling sites in the UK, please visit: https://www.gamstop.co.uk/