National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms
Publish outcomes of call for evidence on gambling website blocking software (GC)
The Gambling Commission received 72 responses to the call for evidence on gambling blocking software from trade bodies, charities, members of the public and other interested parties. The majority agreed that gambling blocking software could help an individual control their access to gambling websites alongside other measures. The Commission decided that the current requirement for customers to be made aware of blocking software was enough.
Following a GambleAware (opens in new tab) evaluation of different types of blocking software, GamCare (opens in new tab) have partnered with Gamban to secure regulatory settlement funding to trial offering free blocking software to people in treatment for gambling harm: https://www.gamcare.org.uk/news-and-blog/news/leading-gambling-addiction-services-unite-to-offer-more-help-for-those-struggling-this-christmas/