Online gambling self-exclusion

Rapid consumer review of selected tools 2nd Edition

This is a rapid, initial consumer review of four tools consumers can use to prevent themselves from accessing online gambling. The tools examined are: Gamban, Betblocker, Betfiler and GamBlock.

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  • Gamban received the highest level of positive consumer reviews in online forums, provided easily accessible and clear information for consumers, was unobtrusive and blocked by far the most extensive number of sites, including licensed, unlicensed and emerging gambling opportunities (e.g. Esports)
  • There appears to be a need for communication to consumers, to build understanding and confidence in self-exclusion and to clarify the differences between blocking software products

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