With the UKGC's recent public consultation on requiring licensees to provide self-excluding players with a free license to a "blocking software", it seems effectively inevitable that operators will be faced with a further overhead when operating in the UK market. We take a look at the potential costs if this becomes a license requirement and how donating to BetBlocker can help operators mitigate them.
Cost of a Block
There is a significant range in the costs and effectiveness of blocking softwares available on the market, but the cheapest we are aware of (that is at all effective) is £25/user/year.
Consider that for a moment - for every 40 UK players that self-exclude, that's a cost to the operator of £1k. Not only do they lose a player, they have to pay out significantly to do so.
BetBlocker: Aligning Objectives
BetBlocker offers blocking software that is free to both players and operators.
What's the catch? It only remains free as long as it can be funded.
- BetBlocker is a charity registered with the OSCR
- BetBlocker has been added to the UKGC's approved charities list under the heading of 'Prevention'.
- Any donations made by operators to BetBlocker count towards the LCCP required charitable contribution. Those donations in turn help ensure that a free blocking software remains available so if (when?) the UKGC require operators to provide a free license to excluding players, they do not face another cost of doing business in the UK market.
Want to know more about donating? You can contact the BetBlocker team at [email protected].
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