UK based Responsible Gambling tool, BetBlocker has announces that they have received their first corporate donation from within the remote gambling industry. CasinoGuide.co.uk have set a high bar with a significant donation to help the BetBlocker project continue to grow and improve.
London, United Kingdom, January 17, 2020 –(PR.com)– BetBlocker – the Scottish registered Responsible Gambling charity – has received their first corporate donation made by a business within the remote gambling sector, from casino review service CasinoGuide.co.uk.
Though BetBlocker did not state how much the donation was worth, it did say that the funding will permit CasinoGuide to display the BetBlocker gold tier donation seal on its sites. This seal links to a verification page on the BetBlocker website.
BetBlocker also said it will use the donation to upgrade certain functionality on its mobile iOS app in order to make the restriction more robust and harder to bypass.
The BetBlocker app enables users to self-exclude from gambling by blocking access to more than 6,700 participating iGaming websites. Once a user has activated the block, they are unable to reverse this until the exclusion period has ended.
“What makes CasinoGuide’s actions even more special is the nature of their business,” BetBlocker charity trustee and manager, Duncan Garvie, said. “Unlike UK-licensed operators who have a licence-based obligation to make a contribution to a relevant responsible gambling-based charity on an annual basis, CasinoGuide are an affiliate site and are subject to no obligations to make any donation whatsoever.
“We had fully anticipated that operators would become enthusiastic partners as the project developed and the industry became more aware of the tool we are offering, but I’m personally bowled over that it has been an affiliate to step forward first.
“The lack of any requirement or expectation to make such a donation differentiates their actions and defines this action as truly charitable.”
Alex Tester, project manager of CasinoGuide, added: “At CasinoGuide, we believe that the service we provide carries an inherent responsibility to promote responsible gambling behaviour.
“We are therefore delighted to be the first corporate donor for BetBlocker, thereby assisting in the further development of an extremely valuable tool available across several platforms free of charge.”
The gold seal from BetBlocker is currently featured prominently on CasinoGuide’s responsible gambling page.
Published at Fri, 17 Jan 2020 08:00:00 +0000