During periods of lockdown and social restriction, remote tools and services have been an essential way of support for vulnerable individuals. It has been recently reported that in the last year, the usage of health mobile app has increased by 25%. For people dealing with a gambling addiction, the discrete support of mobile apps provides an even higher sense of protection against the stigma associated with the condition.
ORCHA’s approval represents an important confirmation and recognition of the app’s quality. ORCHA is the world’s leading, independent digital health evaluation and distribution organisation, trusted by national health bodies in 11 countries, including the NHS in the UK.
Mobile apps are evaluated by ORCHA against more than 350 indicators, including Clinical Assurance, Data Privacy, and Usability standards and regulations.
Maurizio Savino, Gambless’ CEO, explained: “We are very pleased to receive this recognition. ORCHA certification gives our users, as well as health organisations all over the world, assurance that the Gambless mobile app is safe and trustworthy.
“The effectiveness of our app was already known to us. We receive constant messages and emails from problem gamblers who thank us for our support tools. The app, created by our team of psychologists, enables users to learn more about their condition, teaching them how to control their impulses, and thus how to prevent gambling harm.”