Gamstop, the free U.K. service that allows users to block themselves from gambling websites, has launched a new campaign to promote self-exclusion as a way to battle problem gambling. The campaign is being conducted in partnership with several British football clubs and professional sports associations.
Crystal Palace Football Club, Luton Town FC, Sutton United, Walsall FC, Oldham Athletic, the Professional Players Federation and the Professional Cricket Association are among the bodies partnered with the campaign.
Using the hashtag #TakeBackControl2022, Gamstop, its campaign partners and supporters reached 2.6 million people on social media on September 15.
Gamstop said that it was raising awareness of its services before this year’s World Cup in Qatar, which begins on November 20.
“We are very grateful to all our partners who took part with us on social media to support the campaign, using the #TakeBackControl2022 hashtag,” said Fiona Palmer, CEO of Gamstop, according to iGaming Player. “By sharing information about Gamstop with their followers they have helped us to educate new audiences about self-exclusion and where people can get help if they need it.”
Gamstop has created more than 300,000 total self-exclusions since its launch in 2018.