1st June 2017 - The Remote Gambling Association (“the RGA”) announced today that GAMSTOP would be the name of the national online self-exclusion scheme which it agreed to design and implement to meet the aims of the Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice.

GAMSTOP will therefore enable UK consumers to exclude themselves via a single website process from all online gambling operators that are licensed by the Gambling Commission. The website will also set out other measures that are available to help people manage their gambling and will signpost specialist advice and support services for those who might benefit from it.

Fiona Palmer, RGA Director of Social Responsibility, speaking on behalf of GAMSTOP said ‘We are at a very exciting stage in the development of GAMSTOP. With the branding now established and process design well advanced, the focus in the coming months will be on technology integration and industry communication. We are therefore confident that we will deliver self-exclusion on the truly national scale needed to assist consumers who need this kind of help to manage their gambling.’

Speaking on behalf of the Gambling Commission, Paul Hope, Programme Director said ‘The ability for consumers to exclude themselves from all online gambling with a single request will be a powerful tool for those that need it. We welcome the work the RGA is doing to develop GAMSTOP and look forward to it becoming available.’

Notes to editors:

The RGA is a London & Brussels -based trade association whose members are all licensed for gambling purposes in Europe.

• Further information about the RGA and a list of its members can all be found at www.rga.eu.com

• The aim is to have GAMSTOP fully implemented before the end of December 2017.

• For more information about GAMSTOP contact: Fiona Palmer, Director of Social Responsibility at fpalmer@rga.eu.com