London, 10 October: GambleAware has today published an independent evaluation of software packages designed to block access to gambling websites and apps.

The review, by researchers from Winning Moves, considered both the technical and therapeutic benefits of such software. The evaluation compared three specialist gambling solutions and three more general products.

The published research anonymises the packages considered, but Gamban® emerged as the most technically effective at blocking licensed and illegal gambling sites. However, the report also discovered that many people found the cost of these tools a barrier to use.

GambleAware has agreed it will make Gamban® software available to clients of its national gambling treatment services. The decision was made with the understanding that by reducing cost limitations for individuals it would encourage more people who are at risk to use the app if they needed it. This means that people calling the National Gambling Helpline who are referred for treatment from GamCare, its network of regional partners, the National Problem Gambling Clinic, and the Gordon Moody Association will be given use of the software free of charge by Gamban®

To read the full GambleAware press release, click here

To find out more about Gamban®, including how to register, click here