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More bookies join project to help addicts.

Byline: HILARY DUNCANSON reporters@dailyrecord.co.uk

A PILOT scheme helping gambling addicts to exclude themselves from betting shops is to be expanded.

The initiative, launched in July, allows people with a gambling problem to call a confidential helpline to request to be refused service at any of 36 participating betting shops in Glasgow city centre.

It will now be expanded to include 300 shops across the wider Glasgow area, the Association of British Bookmakers revealed.

Chief executive Malcolm George said: "It shows our members' commitment to people who may have a problem with their gambling and makes it easier for them to self-exclude."

Previously, gamblers could only exclude themselves from one betting shop at a time and had to fill in forms for each different company.

The confidential helpline number is 0300 1234 098.

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