What is self-exclusion?
Self-exclusion means asking one or multiple gambling companies to prevent you from gambling with them for a set length of time, usually between 6 months and 5 years. This means you will not be able to gamble within their venue, or via their website or app. Gambling companies must offer you the option to self-exclude by law.
Another way to limit gambling is to look into gambling blocking software, which is something you can download to stop your device from being able to access gambling sites. You can find out more about gambling blocking software here.
Does self-exclusion work?
Many people find that excluding themselves from gambling is a useful step towards taking control of their gambling. It can lead to decreased time and money spent gambling, and less negative feelings about it.
84% of people who used GAMSTOP to self-exclude say they felt safer from gambling harms and more in control of their gambling.