Meeting Types

Gamblers Anonymous UK

Meeting types

No appointment is needed to attend a meeting, just turn up

Meetings are the most important part of Gamblers Anonymous
The most common meeting for compulsive gamblers are the main meetings.


Main Meetings - These meetings are where compulsive gamblers sit together and help each other through the difficulties of compulsive gambling. There are no counsellors or professional bodies, just other compulsive gamblers.

Women Preffered Meetings - Anyone can attend these meetings but they are more suited for women

Newcomers Meetings - Ideal meetings if you are new to stopping gambling. The same as main meetings but are more focussed for newcomers.

Steps Meetings - These meetings are better suited to someone that has been attending for some time. These meetings are focussed around the 12-step program

Mixed Meetings - These meetings are the same as Main Meetings but you can have a family member or friend sat with you

Open Meetings - Each year every group usually hosts an open meeting. This is where compulsive gamblers gather with their friends and family and receive recognition for attaining abstention in number of years. These are fantastic and emotional meetings, not to be missed

Gamanon Meetings - These meetings are specifically for friends and family of compulsive gamblers. Not all groups have a gamanon meeting but you can find where they are by following this link

Find a meeting

We have meetings all over the UK and Northern Ireland. Find one closest to you.