Watford FC has strengthened its commitment to responsible and safer gambling through a partnership with the Mobile Health app RecoverMe.
RecoverMe was developed by three NHS junior doctors with the aim of raising awareness of gambling treatment options.
The app enables those struggling with problem gambling to have better control of their addiction through their personal mobile device. It provides a lifeline for these individuals by providing a gateway to treatment services as well as flexible and instant access to support.
"RecoverMe is delighted to be working with Watford FC to raise the profile of gambling addiction and, in particular, awareness of treatment options," he said Tejus Patel, Co-founder of RecoverMe.
"We are excited to develop a long-term relationship with Watford to reduce gaming-related harm and raise awareness of gambling addiction among Watford's supporters and beyond."
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The Property of the Coingaming Group The operator has "recognized the need to support people with gambling addiction" and has therefore approved the new partnership.
It is currently estimated that there are over two million people in the UK at risk of gambling addiction.
Paul O’BrienWatford Commercial Director said, “I am delighted to be working with the team behind RecoverMe to raise awareness of the app.
“We are aware of our role in strengthening responsible gaming and have made a prior commitment to ensure that we use our various communication channels for clubs to exchange relevant messages. Our partnership with RecoverMe fully reinforces this commitment. "
Watford was one of 11 professional English football clubs to receive a letter from warning "50 former gambling addicts" of the potential dangers of advertising gambling companies on social media channels.