BetBlocker Becomes Charity in UK, Seeks Expansion

ThePOGG-backedproject, BetBlocker, has become a standalone charity recognized in the UnitedKingdom. The goal of the initiative is to help gamblers have a quick and easyaccess to self-exclusion tools.  

BetBlocker Becomes Charity Fighting Gambling Addiction

The free ResponsibleGambling app BetBlocker has been approved as an official charity in theUnited Kingdom, the company reported in a press release.  

The project isbacked Alternative Dispute Mediation Service ThePOGG.com Ltd, which hasoverseen its development and funding.

BetBlocker is created as a universal attempt to help players who feel at risk of sliding into gambling addiction.

As of thetime of the release, BetBlocker has b 7BALL CC een linked with 6,700 gambling operators. Ifa player chooses to, their device will be immediately restricted and they won’tbe able to gamble from said device until the restriction is lifted.

Speaking onthe occasion of the release, The POGG.com Manager Duncan Garvie had thisto say:

“Westarted BetBlocker to assist vulnerable player who were complaining to ourservice about gambling operators.

Theproject has proved to be far more popular that we ever expected and hasexpanded far beyond the original userbase it was intended to help.

Ithas become abundantly clear that the service that BetBlocker offers is one thata large number of people could benefit from.”

Mr. Garviefurther noted that the popularity of the app, with over 40,000downloads as of the time of reporting, had shown the company that to beable to scale the tool, it would need additional help.

As a result,Mr. Garvie and his team at ThePOGG have decided to spin off the project so itcan be recognized in ‘its own right’ and more importantly – help the largestnumber of people possible.

BetBlocker for a Safe and Sustainable Future

Debating the bestpossible course of action, Mr. Garvie has ruled against charging users a smallfee, as that would have been against the grain of the project’s stated mission.

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Instead, BetBlockerwill focus on reaching out to companies and charities, and anyone who championsResponsible Gambling the same way Mr. Garvie’s project does.

He further saidthat he remains optimistic about partnerships with interested charitable andbusiness parties. At the core, all efforts to attract investors are done withthe sole purpose of providing the most useful service possible.

Players mayalso donate, Mr. Garvie noted, or failing that – they could use the specialAmazon Smile program, which allows BetBlocker to claim a small fee off anyAmazon purchase, but without adding any fees to users.

“With enoughpeople making small contributions in this manner we can ensure that BetBlockerremains available for anyone who feels they need support to control theirgambling,” Mr Garvie conclude.

While smalldonations may not look like much, BetBlocker also started as a modest projectwhich has quickly gathered momentum.

Interested parties are welcome to contact BetBlocker and Mr. Garvie. Meanwhile, a full list of gambling charities in the United Kingdom is available at the UK Gambling Commission’s website.