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Greentube makes BetBlocker Donation

by ThePOGG - May 6, 2020

As part of their Research, Entertainment and Treatment (RET) contributions Greentube has made a donation to BetBlocker to help the charity continue running and developing the free to download self-exclusion software that they offer.

The software is exclusively funded by the donations that the BetBlocker charity receives. The BetBlocker application prevents users from accessing thousands of gambling websites and websites containing other adult content.

BetBlocker has been officially approved by the UKGC, which means that any operator can make donations to the charity with those donations counting towards their required RET payments.

Greentube’s payment will help to improve the iOS app, with the charity also looking to provide users with updates that will continue to improve the security system upgrades that make it more difficult to circumnavigate the restrictions it puts in place.

Duncan Garvie, manager at BetBlocker, said of the funding: “Greentube is one of the first groups in the industry to step forward and support the BetBlocker project.

“Their donation directly helps us assist the thousands of people currently using our app to manage their gambling responsibly by limiting their access to online gambling services during periods where they feel vulnerable to excessive play.

“The changes which Greentube has funded will improve the iOS app significantly. Everyone in the BetBlocker team is exceptionally grateful that one of the unquestioned market leaders took such an early interest in the project.”

“This RET donation from Greentube underlines our dedication to strengthening our player protection initiatives and ensuring that a responsible gaming focus runs through the core of our business,” said Trevor De Giorgio, Chief Legal Officer at Greentube.

“We fully support BetBlocker’s commitment to providing their software free of charge to both users and operators. We will continue to work with the organisation to ensure that their application is as effective as possible in helping users control their access to online gambling.”

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