A new agreement with national multi-operator self-exclusion service Gamstop has been secured by the Professional Players Federation (PPF).
Through the new collaboration, PPF will raise visibility throughout its website and social media of the self-exclusion platform, ensuring that if they need it, both users and athletes know how to access Gamstop services.
The Chief Executive of the PPF, Simon Taylor, commented: “Professional athletes are at a higher risk of developing gambling problems than their peers outside of sport. We are therefore pleased to help promote Gamstop to make it easier for players that decide they want to self-exclude.”
The agreement builds on the ongoing problem gambling work of PPF, which educates players about the potential dangers while playing sports.
As part of the work of PPF, Gamstop will be the latest addition to this educational centre to ensure that professional athletes and women are aware regarding the assistance available to individuals who may be at risk of gambling issues.
Under the licencing provisions of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), all betting and igaming operators must give customers access to Gamstop, a multi-operator self-exclusion scheme.
Fiona Palmer, Gamstop’s chief executive, added: “We’re extremely excited to be able to work closely with the PPF and their members. We welcome PPF’s commitment to protecting and educating those closest to sport who might be affected by problems with their gambling.
“This partnership will help ensure that all members have the practical tools and support around them to be protected and educated.”