Svenska Spel has partnered with Gamban to provide players wanting to quit gambling with free blocking software.
The partnership will see individuals who have chosen to self-exclude offered a free Gamban licence and access to more support via the Gamban app.
Matt Zarb-Cousin, director of external affairs at Gamban, said: “We are excited to be working with Svenska Spel to provide market leading blocking software to people wanting to stop gambling. This partnership reflects Svenka Spel’s commitment to all of their customers playing in a fun, safe and healthy way.”
Svenska Spel, with roots all the way back to the 1930s, is a state-owned gaming company operating in the regulated gambling market in Sweden and has both an online presence and many retail outlets. For some time Svenska Spel was the only licensed online provider in Sweden and is still one of Sweden’s largest operators.
“We’re convinced that if someone is suffering from their gambling they should not gamble at all,” said Daniel Harre, responsible gambling specialist at Svenska Spel.
“Therefore, in the rare cases our customers experience this, we’ll offer them a free Gamban licence for up to five years. We believe that using Gamban may give someone the pause from gambling that is required for seeking help, going into treatment and start recovering.”