BetBlocker Approved As A Charity In The UK

The free Responsible Gambling app BetBlocker has been approved as a charity within the United Kingdom.

The BetBlocker project has been funded and developed by Alternative Dispute Mediation service ThePOGG.com Ltd in an effort to assist those players who used the service and exhibited signs of gambling addiction.

BetBlocker users can control their access to over 6.7k gambling operator sites by activating the app and selecting the length of exclusion that they desire. Once activated, BetBlocker restricts the device and the exclusion cannot be lifted until the exclusion period has concluded.

Working outside of licenses, the exclusion allows users to restrict even black market gambling services that would ordinarily ignore responsible gambling requests made by players.

Duncan Garvie, Manager of ThePOGG.com had this to say about this recent development in the BetBlocker service:

“We started BetBlocker to assist vulnerable player who were complaining to our service about gambling operators. The project has proved to be far more popular that we ever expected and has expanded far beyond the original userbase it was intended to help.”

“It has become abundantly clear that the service that BetBlocker offers is one that a large number of people could benefit from.”

Sustaining the BetBlocker project with a rapidly growing user base is a challenge that cannot be met by ThePOGG.com Ltd alone. With over 40k downloads across the various platforms and an active user base of several thousand users on the mobile apps alone this is a project that needs to be recognised in its own right, outside of ThePOGG if it is to reach its full potential and maximise the number of people it can help.

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Simon Wright has been both a player and an observer of the online casino industry for over 15 years. His knowledge of the online casino industry – to include sports is massive. Not many folks have the experience or his knowledge about online gambling. His adoration of football is also noted. He has painted his house blue (Chelsea) and annoys his neighbors with local football songs on game days.

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