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PayPal introduces blocking software for online gambling

PayPal introduces blocking software for online gambling


Payment service provider PayPal has introduced blocking software to its platform, giving customers in the UK and US the option to stop online gambling transactions.

The Gamban blocking platform can cover a host of online gambling transactions, such as games of chance or skill which include an entry fee and a prize. Casino games such as table games and slot machines are also included, whether physical or virtual. Sports betting, person-to-person betting and lottery tickets are also gambling transactions where the blocking software can be used.

The user also has the option to prohibit transactions to gambling-related ventures, such as sites that offer gambling tips, intermediaries who place bets or organised forums that make person-to-person betting possible.

A Gamban spokesperson commented: “PayPal offering its users the option to block gambling transactions is a welcome addition to the gambling recovery toolkit. Between blocking gambling transactions at your bank and PayPal, blocking online gambling with Gamban, self-excluding yourself with Gamstop and seeking support from GamCare you’ll give yourself the best chance at recovery.”