Your coverage of the accounts assistant who stole over £150,000 from his employer to fund his gambling addiction (Gazette, Friday, October 17) shows how gambling can, for some of us, get out of control.

However, help is available from a national registered charity.

Any of your readers who are concerned about their own gambling or are affected by someone else's should contact GamCare's HelpLine on 0845 6000 133 and its online equivalent, NetLine, at

Our advisers offer immediate one to one confidential support and can signpost to further sources of help. Many people also find our online forum and chat rooms important ways of sharing experiences and providing mutual support.