Industry body the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has today announced that it has named its national online self-exclusion scheme as ‘GAMSTOP’.
The GAMSTOP scheme has been developed to meet the aims of the Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice.
The 2014 Gambling Act requires all remote gambling operators to have a player self-exclusion service as part of their UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) licence and code of practice.
Moving forward, the GAMSTOP website will offer player information on all UK licensed operator online betting and gambling self-exclusion schemes.
The website will further set out other measures that are available to help people manage their gambling and will signpost specialist advice and support services for those who might benefit from it.
Fiona Palmer, RGA Director of Social Responsibility, speaking on behalf of GAMSTOP said ‘We are at a very exciting stage in the development of GAMSTOP. With the branding now established and process design well advanced, the focus in the coming months will be on technology integration and industry communication. We are therefore confident that we will deliver self-exclusion on the truly national scale needed to assist consumers who need this kind of help to manage their gambling.’
Speaking on behalf of the UK Gambling Commission, Paul Hope, Programme Director said ‘The ability for consumers to exclude themselves from all online gambling with a single request will be a powerful tool for those that need it. We welcome the work the RGA is doing to develop GAMSTOP and look forward to it becoming available.’