QG – A stop gambling addiction app

If you’re looking for a mobile app that can help you stop gambling, this is the article for you. We will present our Quit Gamble app and look at other available apps.

What do you want in a stop gambling app?

There are millions of mobile apps on the market, but few focus on addiction. If you are struggling with gambling, you probably want an app that focuses on your challenges. Here are a few criteria for a good stop gambling app:

  • Dedicated to people with gambling problems.
  • Available 24/7
  • Full of people you can share the experience with.
  • Tools help you decrease the urge to gamble.

Which are the best stop gambling apps?

There are a few mobile apps you can check out. We have listed the ones we found most interesting below.

Quit Gamble app

We are proud to pronounce our free stop gambling app Quit Gamble. We’ve created a comprehensive tool to help people beat gambling addiction on iPhone and Android. Among the features, you’ll find the Happiness Test, chat functions, a large community with people who can relate to you, a support group for affected others, video courses, a forum, and inspirational emails.

The QG app offers nearly everything the website-based version of QuitGamble.com offers. On QG, we believe pain is the cause of addiction. We want to help people identify and reduce the pain they experience. Each video course is designed to help you decrease painful feelings like loneliness, boredom, stress, feeling meaningless, or anxiety.

Pros:

  • 100% Free!
  • No requirement to admit to a problem
  • Complete anonymity (if you want)
  • Individual plan to help you stop gambling.
  • 250+ members in the online community.
  • Chat / Forum /Support groups
  • Video Courses
  • Happiness Test
  • Focusing on decreasing pain and thereby reducing the urge to gamble.

Cons:

  • The app is a bit slow.

RecoverMe

RecoverMe is a neat app that uses mindfulness. The app’s premium version costs £9.99/month or £99.99/year. You get access to a course in mindfulness. According to research, mindfulness can help you develop better impulse control, self-discipline and keep your emotions more stable.

Pros:

  • Uses mindfulness to reduce gambling urges
  • Well-organized and user-friendly mobile app.

Gambless

Gambless is an exciting app. One of the more advanced apps focuses on helping people with gambling problems. Some parts of it are free to use. You can, for instance, write your diary and do “one task” per day where you work on various feelings. If you’re impatient, you might get frustrated that you only can do a limited number of things each day.

Pros:

  • The app is working on the underlying reasons for the gambling problem.
  • Material to work on yourself (courses and feelings)
  • Slick design and user-friendly

Cons:

  • The courses cost $99/each
  • No community
  • I can only do one task per day.

If you want to stop gambling, a mobile app can be helpful. Several apps help you block yourself from accessing gambling-related content. For instance, if you search for a casino name in Google and click on the link in the search results, the software will prevent you from entering the site. The more advanced blocking apps also prevent you from using casino or betting apps. Two such apps are:

Gamban

Gamban is a fantastic tool you should add to your toolbar if you gamble online and want to stop. Services like Gamstop (UK) and Spelpaus (Sweden) are helpful but only cover online casinos within their jurisdiction. Gamban can help prevent you from entering the other online gambling sites, which can be invaluable when you get an urge to gamble. Gamban is a problem gambling app that focuses on preventing you from gambling. It’s best used in combination with the Quit Gamble app. Then you’re getting an effective blocking tool and an app that makes you work on yourself to become gambling-free.  

Pros:

  • Blocks online casinos (no matter jurisdiction)
  • Blocks gambling apps

Cons:

  • Gamban only blocks you from accessing online casinos. It doesn’t help you decrease the urge to gamble.
  • Cost around €30/year.

If you want to know more about Gamban, see our full review.

BetBlocker

Betblocker is another blocking software. It works like Gamban by preventing users from accessing gambling websites. Betblocker is a free gambling blocker app. That can give you some extra support when you want to gamble but know you shouldn’t. BB is a gambling addiction app focusing on preventing you from gambling. To get the best results, we recommend you use Betblocker in combination with an app or service that helps you lower the urge to gamble. If you don’t address the reason behind your gambling problem, you’re running away from the issue.

Pros:

  • Blocks online casinos (no matter jurisdiction)
  • Blocks gambling apps
  • Free to use

Cons:

  • Limited to prevent access to gambling sites.

Can a gambling app help you stop gambling?

Traditionally, the only addiction treatment has been support meetings or visiting a skilled psychologist. None of the apps above are meant to compete with support meetings or CBT programs with a therapist. If the 12 steps work for you, AWESOME! But if you need an alternative or want a compliment to your current support. We can recommend the following:

  1. If possible, self-exclude yourself from as many gambling opportunities around you as possible. Perhaps there is a national program you can sign up for.  
  2. Install blocking software on your cellphone and desktop. It’ll make it harder to gamble when you get an urge to.
  3. Choose one of the apps Quit Gamble, RecoverMe, and/or Gambless, and start working on yourself. If you want to become truly free from gambling, you need to put in some work. There are no shortcuts, but using a mobile app can improve your chances, help you make some new friends and hopefully make the process more enjoyable and more manageable.

Good luck!