Gamban has expanded the international scope of its blocking software, launching an official Spanish language service available in multiple countries.
The service can be downloaded in all Spanish-speaking nations, but the online gambling blocking company has noted that in Spain, the gambling authorities and government have become increasingly focused on safer gambling.
Notably, the Spanish Competition & Markets Commission (CNMC) has supported official government regulation around responsible and safe gambling, whilst officials have also taken aim at gambling sponsorships and advertising.
The Spanish Ministry of Consumer Affairs has been pursuing a ‘Decree Project’ in order to establish new safer gambling laws, in particular seeking to consolidate the country’s problem gambling treatment network across its 17 autonomous regions.
Jack Symons, CEO of Gamban, said: “Spanish has the second largest population of native speakers in the world, so this is a really important step in ensuring blocking software is accessible to as many people harmed by gambling as possible.”
The launch marks a further expansion of Gamban’s international operations, with the software provider active in the UK via its partnership with Gamstop and GamCare, operating the TalkBanStop.com site in cooperation with each other.
The TalkBanStop programme recently received approval from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for another year of operations, having initially begun as a 12 month pilot project.
Additionally, Gamban provides its software to Norway’s state-backed operator Norsk Tipping and US betting firms FanDuel and DraftKings as well as the North American facing units of Kindred Group’s Unibet.
“We’ve gone from strength to strength since we launched in 2015, setting the standard in gambling blocking software,” Symons concluded.
“Gamban’s used by thousands of people worldwide, and we’ve received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback, with some users informing the team that it has literally saved their life.
“Taking the first step continues to be the hardest challenge and much of our time goes into making Gamban as simple and straightforward to install as possible.”