Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) is the leading charity in Britain committed to minimising gambling-related harm. As an independent national charity funded by donations from the gambling industry, RGT funds education, prevention and treatment services and commissions research to broaden public understanding of gambling-related harm. The aim is to stop people getting into problems with their gambling, and ensure those that do develop problems receive fast and effective treatment and support.

National Gambling Helpline

For confidential advice and emotional support please call to speak with a trained advisor. Lines are open from 8:00am to midnight, seven days a week.


0808 8020 133

Responsible Gambling InfoHub

The Responsible Gambling InfoHub is an independent and free online resource for anyone who has an interest in the nature of gambling and its impact on individuals and societies.

RGT Publication Scheme

New - RGT now publishes minutes of its formal meetings and regular reports to related bodies.

RGT has published its Annual Report, 2015.

Gambling-related harm: a public health issue

RGT fund-raised £6.5million from the British-based gambling industry in 2014/15. 85% of distributed funds are spent on treatment and harm prevention activities. RGT's position is that it is right that the gambling industry stands first in line to contribute to research, treatment and harm prevention services. However, Public Health England, NHS Foundation Trusts and all local health commissioning agencies ought also to provide treatment and harm prevention services for problem gambling alongside services for those struggling with alcohol- and drug-related problems.

Latest News

27th May 2016

Responsible Gambling Trust publishes Charity Commission response dismissing complaints about conflict of interest. Read the press release here and see the letter here

26th May 2016

The Responsible Gambling Trust has issued an invitation to tender for appointment to a three-year framework contract to supply evaluation services. You can read the invitation to tender here.

25th May 2016

New research into B2 and B3 gaming machines, funded by Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT), poses challenging questions for gambling industry, regulators and Ministers. Read the press release here and the reports and summaries here.