As part of its annual research, entertainment and care donations, Greentube has made a donation to BetBlocker to promote the production of self-exclusion applications by the organisation.
Financed entirely by donations and officially licenced by the UK Gambling Commission, BetBlocker offers a free-to-use application that players can install to block access to a large number of gambling websites on their computers.
Greentube’s donation is to help develop the company’s iOS app and enable users to limit applications that are classified as adults. It also supports upgrades to security systems which make it more challenging to bypass the protections of the app.
Duncan Garvie, BetBlocker’s director, said concerning 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.”
RET donations conducted by the digital division of Novomatic are part of a voluntary funding mechanism provided by the UKGC in which it supports work to advance player safety initiatives and gambling damage treatment studies.
Trevor De Giorgio, chief legal officer at Greentube said: “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.
“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.”