UKGC Will Require Operators to Sign Up for GamStop

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The UK Gambling Commission has revealed that any new operators looking to secure a license will have to sign up to offer the GamStop self-exclusion service.

The service is based in the UK and now all gaming companies will have to offer the service in order to remain in compliance moving forward. GamStop allows punters to self-exclude from UK betting sites. The exclusion list applies to all sites licensed in the UK, covering all major brands. The service has been in development for some time, with regulators and the group itself working out the kinks.

The move is the latest by regulators and lawmakers in the UK who're looking to clamp down on problem gambling. The country has previously implemented a £2 max FOBT bet, which is down from the £100 max that was in place in years prior.

No comment from the UKGC was available as of press time.

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