GAMSTOP, a leading self-exclusion charity that helps people deal with gambling-related problems has launched its first awareness initiative in conjunction with football teams and sports associations including Professional Players Federation, Crystal Palace, and the Professional Cricket Association.
‘Self Exclusion Awareness Campaign’
The ‘Self Exclusion Awareness Campaign’ aims to highlight the importance of the tools available to gamblers who may have a problem through integration with high-profile football clubs and sporting associations. Using the aforementioned social media accounts using the hashtag #TakeBackControl2022, GAMSTOP reached a staggering 2.6m through its social media campaign on Thursday the 15th of September.GAMSTOP is a non-profit organisation aimed at helping vulnerable people who are experiencing gambling-related harm to self-exclude from all betting and gaming sites and apps with a UKGC license. GAMSTOP is free to use and available to all UK and Northern Ireland residents.
Registrations Peak During High Profile Sporting Events
Since its inception GAMSTOP has seen 315,000 registers with the charity. During peaks of high-profile sporting events registrations tend to rise, including the upcoming World Cup held in Qatar this Winter, so it seems apt to involve high-profile football clubs and sports associations to highlight the importance of self-exclusion through its social media platforms if fans may be experiencing gambling problems.GAMSTOP’s CEO Fiona Palmer said, “We are grateful to all our partners who took part with us on social media to support the campaign, using the #TakeBackControl2022 hashtag. By sharing information about GAMSTOP with their followers they have helped us to educate new audiences about self-exclusion and where people can get in touch if they need help.”