Free online gambling control tool BetBlocker.org has confirmed that it has been accredited by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) as a responsible gambling charity.
The credential sees BetBlocker.org listed as one of six charities on the UKGC’s website tackling gambling prevention complexities.
Developed by industry dispute mediator ThePogg.com, BetBlocker is a free app which provides vulnerable users with a comprehensive tool restricting access to more than 12,000 gambling websites.
App restrictions can last from 24 hours to up to five years, providing its users with flexibility in managing their gaming interactions within controlled environments.
Scottish charities regulator OSCR approved BetBlocker.org as a registered charity organisation in August 2019.
OSCR qualified BetBlocker.org under the charitable mandate of helping ‘the prevention or relief of poverty’, in addition to ‘providing relief services for those in ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantages’.
The BetBlocker app is available across all mobile and media platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Apple Mac, Linux and Fire OS.
Gambling operators, stakeholders and the general public can now donate directly to BetBlocker.org in order to fund its charitable activities and operations.