Gambless, the mobile app which provides anonymous and remote support to problem gamblers, has lauded its latest certificate of approval, as well as expansion via language additions. 

The group has added Spanish and Japanese languages to increase its international reach, complemented by being awarded ORCHA’s certificate of approval, an achievement it praises as “an important confirmation and recognition of the worthiness of the app”.

ORCHA is an 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, the 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.”

Before adding on its latest expansion: “Given the overwhelming feedbacks from our users, we decided to invest further in our product and expand our platform to five languages (English, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese), making our apps available to 1.2bn first language speakers and natives of more than 30 countries.

“The rollout has already begun on the ‘Mindspa’ app, which is Gambless sister-app. The two apps combined count more than 300,000 registered users.”