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Unwanted email and text message marketing

If you are getting unwanted email or text messages offering you gambling products, you can take steps to stop them.

Each email or text should have a message about how to opt-out from the marketing. You can use this to stop the messages.

If you still receive messages after you have opted out, then you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The ICO website provides information on how to avoid spam texts and how to complain about breaches of the rules and regulations on marketing.

A number of bodies, including the Gambling Commission, Ofcom, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) and the ICO share regulations governing marketing and advertising. We work with these bodies on the principle that we lead primarily on the regulation of gambling while the other bodies lead on marketing and advertising.

Find out more about how we work with other organisations