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Consultation response

Call for evidence response – gambling blocking software

In 2019, the Gambling Commission conducted a call for evidence on gambling blocking software.

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We received 72 responses to the call for evidence from charities, members of the public, trade bodies and other interested parties.

The majority agreed that gambling blocking software was a positive tool that could help an individual control their access to gambling related websites, so long as it was installed on all accessible devices and there were measures put in place to prevent circumvention of the software.

Many respondents indicated that blocking software is most useful in conjunction with other support such as treatment and self-exclusion. There were mixed responses on the issue of how blocking software should be made available and who should bear the cost ranging from gambling businesses, the Commission or individuals themselves being responsible for continuing to fund the software either before or after the initial subscription period.

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