The online tool BetBlocker who helps UK players block gambling sites from their devices have not been approved as a charitable organization by the Scottish Charity Register (OSCR).
The tool is mainly for people who gamble too much and want to limit their access to online casinos and betting sites on the internet.
At this time, BetBlocker actively block the access to over 6700 gambling sites.
BetBlocker works like this:
- Install the application on your devices.
- If you try to access an online gambling website, you will not be able to.
It’s as simple as that.
How to donate to BetBlocker
If you want to donate money to the BetBlocker Charity, you can do so in a few different ways.
First, you can email [email protected] and let them know you want to donate, and they will help you with this.
The other way to donate is to do so through Amazon Smile. To do this, visit https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC049565 and do your donation from there.
Other tools for blocking gambling sites
There are many tools for blocking gambling sites, even though some of them are not made only for that purpose.
- NetNanny – One of our favourites. This tool can block pretty much anything. It was primarily built to help parents block access to certain types of websites for their children, hence the name “Net Nanny”. However, this tool works just as fine blocking casinos as it does any other websites.
- Gamban – One of the more modern tools to block betting sites. It works in a similar way to BetBlocker, adding more sites to its database continually.
Self-exclusion from gambling sites with Gamstop is also an option
Lately most casinos in the UK have connected their operations to the Gamstop register. This means UK casino players can choose to self-exclude from all UKGC approved casinos in one place.
However, there is a massive flaw to this scheme.
Any casinos without a UKGC license are considered gambling sites not on gamstop – and any UK players who wants to bet even though they self-excluded can do so.
This is why BetBlocker is a better alternative.