After announcing a partnership earlier this year, BetBlocker and L&L Europe have launched a gambling block application in the Dutch language.
The launch of a responsible gambling software that is entirely in Dutch is seen as a “natural progression” for the BetBlocker service.
The company, which is a registered charity in the United Kingdom, allows customers to either completely ban access to remote gambling services or limit when they may access gaming by scheduling when the restriction turns on and off, providing protection during vulnerable moments.
Duncan Garvie, the company’s founder and trustee, explained: “Expanding BetBlocker to other language markets has always been a clear objective for the service. The most significant barrier to taking this step is providing native language support, due to the staffing costs involved.
“The partnership with L&L Europe is a symbiotic relationship that both allows BetBlocker to focus the funding we receive on improving and expanding the protections that our app offers while L&L Europe demonstrate their commitment to responsible gambling, providing translation services to allow Dutch users to access BetBlocker in the language they are most comfortable with.
“We hope that this will be the first of many such partnerships with the industry that will allow us to offer our service in a variety of languages.”
Resources for translation
L&L Europe will contribute resources to translate the BetBlocker website and application, as well as ensuring that Dutch consumers can receive help in their own language.
The dearth of software available in the Dutch language that can be used to block gambling-related websites is “a massive gap that has to be closed,” according to L&L Europe, which has been advertising BetBlocker to UK consumers since 2018.
Jan Wienk, L&L Europe’s marketing manager and head of product development, added: “How a simple question like: ‘Is there a gambling block application available in the Dutch language?’ results in such an amazing and well executed project.
“Extremely proud to be collaborating with BetBlocker & “Pas op met Gamen en Gokken” founder Feite Hofman. An online casino operator has a duty of care, and this project completion shows we have. This truly shows we’re not only compliant within the field of responsible gambling, but we also take the extra step.”