BetBlocker Gets Approved as UK Gambling Charity

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Regulators in the United Kingdom this week approved of gambling dispute mediation service BetBlocker's request to be granted charity status within the country.

The service allows users to self-exclude from more than 6,700 different betting sites that offer services within the UK. The BetBlocker service features a series of apps that can be accessed on Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhones, and Android devices. Players who implement the self-exclusion service cannot reverse course until the exclusion period passes.

An interesting aspect of the service is that it applies to both licensed and unlicensed operators, meaning that those not serving the country officially can still be blocked out from offering services to gambling addicts.

BetBlocker was developed by fellow gaming site The POGG, who also funded its creation. The group will now seek out additional partners to help support the initiative, both financially and by adding new betting sites to the app.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
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19 November 2019 - 5:39pm

That's pretty cool. I know that The POGG is technically a competitor to CL, but they deserve credit for going out there and doing something to help the community. Good on them.


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20 November 2019 - 2:02pm

Players who implement the self-exclusion service cannot reverse course until the exclusion period passes.

And that's the whole point isn't it..otherwise it won't be effective at all.

As Dustin said above well done to POGG not only for the development but for the funding and initiative to look for a new sponsors too.