The Professional Darts Players Association’s partnership with GAMSTOP helps to raise awareness of the tools available to those wishing to self-exclude from online gambling.
What is GAMSTOP?
GAMSTOP is the free, independent scheme that enables you to self-exclude from all UK- licensed online gambling operators. Since launching in April 2018, more than 180,000 people have registered with GAMSTOP.
What is self-exclusion, and how effective is it?
Self-exclusion is a tool for those who may feel they have a problem with their gambling, and want to exercise greater control and put safety nets in place.
GAMSTOP works best when applied with other practical tools, including Gamban which is device blocking software and bank merchant code blocking software. Software can now be downloaded that blocks users from receiving gambling adverts, and many banks offer blocks which prevent users from making transactions with gambling sites.
Is self-exclusion a solution to my gambling problems?
No, self-exclusion is not a ‘silver bullet’ that can solve your problems. Self-exclusion and blocking software can give you crucial breathing space, but you should always seek treatment if you feel that you or a loved one have a problem with gambling.