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GAMSTOP announced as the brand name for UK National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme

1 June 2017

1st June 2017 - The Remote Gambling Association (“the RGA”) announced today that GAMSTOP would be the name of the national online self-exclusion scheme which it agreed to design and implement to meet the aims of the Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice.

The Gambling (Advertising and Licensing) Act 2014 requires all remote gambling operators who wish to provide gambling facilities to the British market to be licensed by the Commission. The Act provides the framework for a national online self- exclusion scheme to be established because every operator is now subject to the Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice.

GAMSTOP will therefore enable UK consumers to exclude themselves via a single website process from all online gambling operators that are licensed by the Gambling Commission. The website will also set out other measures that are available to help people manage their gambling and will signpost specialist advice and support services for those who might benefit from it.

For Full RGA press release, click here

For background on the National Online Self Exclusion Scheme, click here

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