Addictive Gambling & Self-Exclusions

500+ Articles on Gamstop, Gamcare, Gamban & Principles of Self-Exclusion

In recent months, we have created 500+ articles and blogs on self-exclusion schemes under the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC). This also includes detailed discussions on softwares and mobile Apps such as Gamban,  Betfilter,  Netnanny,  Gamblock, etc which are devised to stop punters from accessing gambling sites and casinos via mobiles, laptops and other hand-held devices.

The Key Highlights of Our Content Research Around Self-Exclusions, Softwares & Forums:

A survey conducted by the National Gambling Treatment Service in 2020 showed that only 9008 people received help and care till March 2020 which is about 3% addicts. England consists of around 280,000 gambling addicts in England according to the study by NHS Digital in 2018. A survey by YouGov stated that there are around 1.4 million problem gamblers across the UK in 2020. Among the people who were receiving treatment in 2020, 45% of them were in serious debts of more than $6800.

Gamstop explained: Gamstop is a self exclusion scheme founded in November,2016 and is run by the  National Online Self Exclusion Scheme Limited or NOSES.

In 2006, under the unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act the transactions related to online gambling made through any U.S. bank were made illegal. Gamcare operates the National Gambling Helpline.

For supporting the purpose of customer empowerment, a campaign called ‘Bettor Safe’ was launched by Conscious gaming in order to educate people about lawful online betting which is properly executed and regulated using informational blogs and advertisements. 

The Sports Betting Intelligence Unit (SBIU), a division of the Gambling Commission, acts as a tie with both the sports governing bodies as well as the betting industry. 

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) is a trade association based in Brussels that represents all the online gambling and betting operators excelling their game in the online gambling industry.

Safer Internet Day is an initiative taken by the European government in order to promote a healthier environment on the web for all ages and kinds with a focus on safeguarding minors and waved the flag of safeguarding citizens nationwide.

SENSE Exclusion for Land-Based Casinos: Launched in the year 2015, the Self Enrollment National Self Exclusion Scheme enables people to enroll in exclusion program that involves themselves to be banned from all the land based casinos in the UK.

Betblocker Explained: Betblocker is gambling-specific software for restricting entry into gambling sites. Currently having access to more than 13613 sites.

Gamblock Explained: Gamblock is a blocking software running on the most advanced technology in the current market. It is available to business agencies, corporates as well as individuals where the exclusion ranges from one month to five years.

Gamstop Collaborations With Corporates & Institutions: Awareness Campaigns

Popular football clubs such as Luton Town Football Club and Middlesbrough Football Club have been proactively associated with GamStop since the United Kingdom Gambling Commission revised their rules in March 2020.

Professional Footballers Association (PFA) and other sports bodies have taken many revolutionary measures to safeguard punters from running into bad debts.

The Betting and Gambling council (BGC) has set up new rules in order to protect the youth from getting exploited due to witnessing any form of gambling advertisements. The trading body had written to the English Premier League and the English Football League.

ASA or Advertising Standards Authority is the UK’s independent regulator for advertisements. It ensures that advertisements across the UK media obey the Advertising Codes laid down. The Committee of Advertising Practice or CAP is a component of the ASA and is responsible for jotting down the Advertising Codes. The UKGC had announced its team up in 2018 with ASA and CAP for introducing and reinforcing the rules for advertisements and sports sponsorships, especially from casinos and gambling bodies.

The NFL Players Association or NFLPA has launched a new program in order to promote responsible gambling among the former players. The foundation has partnered with GVC foundation in the US and EPIC Risk Management in order to run the program and promote responsible gambling, sports integrity. EPIC Risk Management is a gambling harm minimization consultancy that works hand in hand with the NFL and co-hosts seminars throughout the US. The league had fought against New Jersey’s legal challenge or the PASPA or Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act stating that it expanded legal sports betting which could be harmful to the integrity of the games.

Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, Monzo, Cashplus, Barclays are some of the collaborating banks that are capable of authorising block transactions in case of gambling online. 

More than 5 million people in the UK are users of Monzo accounts and one of the most prominent features of it is allowing customers to block gambling transactions and providing them with tools to help them bar themselves from transactions on debit cards.

Many clubs like Arsenal, Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Manchester City, etc were given notice in order to stop promoting gambling.

The most recent Rugby team to have a live casino website as their sponsor is the Leicester Tigers and the other team, Premiership Rugby League has an official betting sponsor. 

Gamblers Anonymous is another forum that started due to the meeting between two men in January 1957. These two men had a history of series of troubles and misery due to obsessive gambling habits. As a result, the first group meeting was held in September 1957 in Los Angeles and since then, the fellowship has been growing steadily and helping people recover from gambling addictions. 

Gordon Moody Association is a charity developed in 1971 that has about 50 years of experience in providing residential support and line of treatment to the problem gamblers who are adversely affected by gambling and are on the edge. This association has two residential treatment centers: the first one in Midlands and the second one at the London/Kent borders.

In New Zealand, gambling is managed by The Gambling Commission which is monitored by the Department of Internal Affairs. Queenstown in New Zealand has been the largest gambling city offering 161 slots, video poker machines, and 12 table games for the punters. Sky City Auckland is the largest land-based casino in the country which is in Auckland.

The Malta Gambling Authority Or MGA: This Gamblign authority was founded in 2001 and was initially known as the Lotteries and Gaming Authority which was later revised in the year 2015. MGA has more than 500 sites under their licenses.

The Gibraltar Betting And Gambling Association Or GBGA: The GBGA represents the operations of online gaming in Gibraltar and is a trade association operating since January 2005.

The Isle Of Man Gaming Commission: This commission is one of the oldest gambling regulatory bodies that are still operational today. It was founded in 1962 and is responsible for the regulations and licensing of all online as well as brick and mortar casinos on the island. 

Alderley Gambling Control Commission: The AGCC was founded in May 2000 and is a popular license provider for online gambling. In 2018, additional rules were included by this jurisdiction in order to ensure trustworthy, crime free gambling platforms. Licenses for B2B and B2C customers are offered.  

The year 2012 saw the emergence of legalized gambling when Delaware declared itself free from the ban after the passing of the Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act. In the following year, Nevada came second in the race to legalize online gambling followed by New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 

The online gambling market for poker was completely shut down in the USA in the year 2011

The state of Pennsylvania declared it legal for the punters of the state to opt for online sports betting, online casinos, and online poker since 2019. It is mostly the famous land-based casinos who spread their venture in the online form. HB 271 in 2017 signed by Governor Tom Wolf made it legal and accessible. 

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