Key Facts Around Gamstop
Gamstop has quickly established itself into a very important part of the gambling industry with Great Britain.
19:58 25 March 2020
This is to ensure a safer experience to players, who can restrict themselves for a set period of time, whenever they wish. So, with this being the case, here we cover a number of key facts on Gamstop that are commonly being asked.
- Why was Gamstop introduced?
The system was set up in order to offer a free service to help people self-exclude and avoid online gambling. This was created in order to help people with gambling problems and to stop people from having access. It continues to grow and soon all gambling services within Great Britain will soon have to be part of the scheme, in order to have their license granted by the gambling commission. Gamstop means that once individuals have signed up, they will not be able to access websites and apps that are listed in Gamstop and any new ones that open up in the future.
- Can I remove from Gamstop once self-excluded?
Once you have registered with Gamstop for self-exclusion, you must decide on the minimum time period that you wish it to last for. These will cover 6 months, one year, five years ect. You will have to provide all your details, that covers your full name and title, date of birth, mobile number and primary email address and home address. People will then have to verify their identity through a number of additional questions, and through a third party verification service, such as TransUnion. Other services are also being used. Once registered you will not be able to remove yourself from the Gamstop self-exclusion until you have reached your minimum exclusion period. When you have signed up, it also takes effect within 24 hours but there is no guarantee in this set timeframe.
- Are there any sites not registered on Gamstop?
Gamstop can only take effect if the operators have chosen to participate in the scheme. The company is also unable to prevent access for those using gambling websites that are not run by operators that are not licensed within the gambling commission. As expected, there are endless companies involved in the scheme, that includes the likes of Betfair, Paddy Power and Ladbrokes. There are still many sites that are not registered on Gamstop. A number of these includes the likes of Sportbetting.ag, Bet Online and Bet Now.
- Which areas does Gamstop apply to?
Gamstop applies to all areas of Great Britain, as long as the operators have signed up to the Gamstop scheme. This will cover people who are accessing these websites from other areas but signed up within Great Britain. They are continuing to push their services to ensure as many operators have signed up as possible. This is to ensure that more and more people with gambling problems can get the help they need, to make sure they cannot access gambling websites.