Gambleaware Chooses Gamban’s Gambling Blocking Software  

GambleAware has published an independent evaluation of software packages designed to block access to gambling websites and apps.


Southampton, 10 October 2018 – Gamban announces that UK based charity GambleAware has selected Gamban’s gambling blocking software as a tool to be available to all clients of the national gambling treatment service.

Marc Etches, Chief Executive of GambleAware said: “Blocking software can be an effective tool to help those at-risk of getting into difficulties resist the ubiquitous gambling adverts and special offers that surround us these days. This report reinforces the point that such tools work best as part of a treatment package tailored to the individual rather than being effective in isolation. This evaluation gives us the confidence we needed to fund the use of this software for anyone who is referred to our treatment services.”

The decision was taken after the publication of an independent evaluation that compared six different software products. In this comparison, Gamban emerged as the most effective solution for blocking access to legal and illegal online gambling sites, achieving as much as 99% success. The published research anonymises the considered packages, but Gamban emerged as the most technologically effective to block licensed and illegal gambling sites.

Jack Symons, CEO of Gamban said: “Significant investment and dedication in the development of our software has got us to the point where we’re now world-leading in gambling blocking. We’re delighted that this has been recognised by GambleAware, who will provide Gamban for free to those whose treatment they fund.”

Gamban works with gambling operators, businesses, universities, affiliates and third sector organisations to help minimise the problems caused by online gambling.

GambleAware’s public announcement can be found here.

To read the full report, please follow this link.

About GambleAware

GambleAware is a charity tasked to fund research, education and treatment services to help to reduce gambling-related harms in Great Britain. For additional information, please visit their website

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