Betting charity BetBlocker has been given a donation by Greentube this week, helping fund improvements to the group's self-exclusion app.
The amount of the donation wasn't made public, but it's likely sizable enough for BetBlocker to go out and work on the app, making it harder for users to bypass. BetBlocker allows users to self-exclude from sites in markets like the UK, instantly blocking access to the sites for large periods of time. The app was founded by The Pogg, an affiliate site that works a lot like ours.
This donation comes a week after BetBlocker was recognised as an official gambling charity by the UK Gambling Commission.
Speaking about the donation BetBlocker's Duncan Garvie noted: "Greentube is one of the first groups in the industry to step forward and support the BetBlocker project. Their donation directly helps us assist the thousands of people currently using our app to manage their gambling responsibly by limiting their access to online gambling services during periods where they feel vulnerable to excessive play.
"The changes which Greentube has funded will improve the iOS app significantly. Everyone in the BetBlocker team is exceptionally grateful that one of the unquestioned market leaders took such an early interest in the project."
Greentube's Trevor De Giorgio added: "This RET donation from Greentube underlines our dedication to strengthening our player protection initiatives and ensuring that a responsible gaming focus runs through the core of our business. We fully support BetBlocker's commitment to providing their software free of charge to both users and operators.
"We will continue to work with the organisation to ensure that their application is as effective as possible in helping users control their access to online gambling."