It has been announced in the last few weeks that there is to be a new clinic for those with severe gambling problems opening in London's Soho. The gambling industry, including the online bingo sector, has donated a huge sum of money to start up this support foundation for those for whom gaming becomes more than a bit of fun.
Although it's highly unlikely that players of internet bingo will find themselves in this position if they maintain the recommended means of budgeting to support their play, this clinic is there to help and is part of the industries growing commitment to protecting players.
Run by the British Medical Association, this pilot scheme is all about getting help to those that need it and is accepting referrals as of the 15th September. With the gaming industry having already donated a massive £3.5 million to the research and development of care for obsessive gamblers last year there is a lot of respect from gambling charities in general of their acceptance of responsibility thus far.