Our partners at GamCare are currently working with Gamban to pilot free access to their blocking software alongside other tools and support including GAMSTOP self-exclusion, part of the TalkBanStop campaign.
Netnanny – you will have to pay for this service. www.netnanny.com – Netnanny is a general blocking software and has capability on Windows computers, ioS, and Android phones.
Can I block gambling sites on my router?
If you are a little more tech-savvy, you can stop gambling sites by banning them from your WiFi router. You will need to know the IP addresses of the website you wish to block, or otherwise use parental controls if your router has them.
This will prevent you accessing the sites, though the caveat is that you can easily remove the controls yourself. Using a service such as GAMSTOP (see below) will prevent you from circumventing the controls.
Here is a brief guide on how to block sites via your router on the main UK Internet Service Providers such as BT, Sky, Virgin etc.
Contacting your Internet Service Provider (ISP) can be a good idea. They may be able to opt you out of all ‘Adult’ sites. Some providers can provide anti-virus software which can block gambling sites.
What other free self-exclusion techniques can I use?
At the beginning of you recovery journey you’re vulnerable to relapse. We recommend registering with the GAMSTOP self-exclusion scheme. GAMSTOP will prevent you from accessing accounts with all British licensed online gambling businesses for free, from six months up to five years, and will also make sure you don’t receive further marketing messages from gambling businesses during this time.
Can I ask my bank to block gambling transactions?
Most banks and building societies now offer a blocking service for gambling transactions.
You can also block gambling transactions through most bank and building society accounts now. GamCare curates a list of the organisations that offer blocking here.
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