GAMSTOP – UK online casino and online gambling sites self exclusion program
The UK has a new online casino and gambling sites self exclusion system called GAMSTOP. Not every online casino is registered to this program and so there are still a good number of non Gamstop sites out there which accept UK players. If you are reading this page then it is possible that you are yourself or you know somebody who is a problem gambler. All UK players who feel they are having troubles with gambling addiction should definitely consider self excluding via Gamstop. For sites not covered by Gamstop it may be worth installing Gamban or self excluding manually to sites not registered with Gamstop.
You should also consider manually self excluding from casinos and gambling sites not registered with Gamstop.
Casinos not on Gamstop
There are plenty of websites not on Gamstop which accept UK players, you will need to self exclude yourself manually from each one. These casinos include those using software from Rival as well as Betsoft and RTG.
Casinos signed up to Gamstop
All UKGC licensed casinos are now signed up to Gamstop.
GAMSTOP lets you put controls in place to help restrict your online gambling activities. Gamstop is not to be confused with Gamestop. Gamestop is an online video game shop!
Sign up for the service and you will be prevented from using gambling websites and apps run by companies licensed in Great Britain, for a period of your choosing.
GAMSTOP is a free service for users. GAMSTOP is available for consumers resident within the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) only.
HOW TO REGISTER WITH GAMSTOP
In order to successfully sign up to GAMSTOP it is essential that you provide us with a number of details that confirm your identity. This will include:
- your postcode
- your date of birth
- your e-mail address
It is important to remember that you cannot sign up to GAMSTOP for another person but you can help someone else with the process.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTERWARDS
After you sign up, you’ll receive a single email summarising all the details of your exclusion from gambling. It can take up to 24 hours for your self-exclusion to become effective.
After this period, you will be excluded from gambling with online gambling companies licensed in Great Britain.
You will be excluded for a period of 6 months, 1 year or 5 years (depending on the option chosen).
Once the minimum duration period has elapsed the self-exclusion will remain in force until you have returned to GAMSTOP to ask for it to be removed and gone through the relevant process.
Once you are registered, it’s important to keep your details up to date by telling us if you move house, change your last name or get a new email address. It is your responsibility to ensure that the details gambling companies hold about you are correct and up to date.
You’re the only one that can make a success of your self-exclusion. Visit the support page for more advice.
Currently a request to self-exclude on GAMSTOP will not automatically remove you from receiving gambling marketing. You can unsubscribe from any emails you receive from gambling companies, and un-follow gambling sites on social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter in order to reduce the marketing.
A request to self-exclude on GAMSTOP does not trigger an automatic return of withdraw-able funds from those companies that you hold accounts with. You will need to contact the company directly. GAMSTOP is not responsible for returning funds.
WHO IS BEHIND GAMSTOP?
GAMSTOP is operated by a not for profit organisation called The National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme Limited.
Terms and Conditions Apply
Before you accept an online casino bonus at any online casino including new online casinos, please remember that Terms and Conditions will apply.
Always very carefully read the full Bonus Terms and Conditions as well as the casino General Terms and Conditions.
Stop Gambling – Self Exclusion Programs
The UK has a new gambling sites self exclusion system called GAMSTOP. Sweden has just started their SpelPaus system and The Netherlands is about to open CRUKS. Other countries and licensing jurisdictions will be releasing their own versions of GAMSTOP as well. Please check for such a system in your country if you have any gambling problems as well as seeking out Gamblers Anonymous or similar gambling addiction help program near you.
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- Visit Gamblers Anonymous USA = http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/
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