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ATLANTIC CA CITY AC, NEW (AP) – Some sports betting companies offer tools that allow compulsive gamblers to block most of their online sites.

Last week, Unibet announced that Gamban software in the United Kingdom is making it available to customers in the United States. The tools allow customers to actually ban their gaming sites across multiple devices.

FanDuel did the same on Wednesday. The program blocks thousands of sites of licensed, unlicensed games, constantly updating new ones to increase their appearance.

“Informing customers responsibly about the potential for gambling is a business imperative.” It adds another layer of protection to our customers, our program և industry. ”

“This is a huge moment for the industry և we want to achieve that since the launch of Gamban,” added Jack E. Simmons, co-founder of Gamban. “As the largest supplier of real money games in the United States, FanDuel Group announces its intention to throw in the towel on all industry operators to offer self-withdrawal support to their vulnerable customers.”

Licensed sports betting և online casinos already offer forced gamblers either to stop or stop their behavior, including “cooling off” periods when customers can suspend their accounts for long periods of time.

And the states of New Jersey, including the state of New Jersey, offer state-run self-exclusion lists where gamblers may be banned from gambling at various times, or forever. As long as they are on the list, casinos և sports books can not accept bets from them or send them marketing materials, tempting them to bet.

Unibet parent company Kindred Group said last week that blocking software for its customers was “an important step for the industry.”

Keith Wood, executive director of the National Gaming Board, praised the companies’ moves.

“We strongly support the ability of game-loving grapes to withdraw through the operator and their personal devices,” he said. “Self-withdrawal is part of every state, which should be a comprehensive network of gambling prevention, education, treatment, enforcement, research and rehabilitation services.”

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