Kindred Group funds development of blocking solution Gamban for French market

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Kindred has reinforced its zero revenue from harmful gambling ambition by funding the localisation of website blocking software Gamban for the French market.

Players can use the independent online gambling blocking software on the operator’s Unibet brand from 10 November in addition to its own responsible gambling tools.

Kindred financed the development and localisation of the software, which previously had not been available in France.

Even though it was possible to self-exclude or be banned from the 17 licensed operators in France, Kindred said Gamban provided a much wider coverage, allowing players to block more than 60,000 online gambling sites, including unlicensed operators.

Mathieu Drida, Kindred general manager for France, commented: “At Kindred, we want gambling to remain a fun source of entertainment. As an online gambling operator, we take our responsibility towards our players very seriously and want to provide them with the most effective support tools on the market.

Gamban VP Stephen Aupy: “Kindred’s voluntary commitment to offer Gamban for free in France means accessible blocking software can further protect those harmed by gambling from unlicensed operators outside the scope of regulation.”

“This is what the partnership between Unibet and Gamban is all about, and we encourage all gambling operators to adopt this solution in order to make it more widely available in France,” Drida added.

The independent online gambling blocking software Gamban was designed for players in a situation of loss of control to offer them a solution to block online gambling sites on all personal devices.

It is regarded as one of the most effective tools to help problem gamblers stay in control.

Stephen Aupy, Gamban vice president of partnerships, said: “We are very excited to be assisting Kindred on their journey to derive 0% revenue from harmful gambling.

“Kindred’s voluntary commitment to offer Gamban for free in France means accessible blocking software can further protect those harmed by gambling from unlicensed operators outside the scope of regulation.

“Kindred’s commitment to best practice has led to them choosing Gamban to partner with, which illustrates the reliability of our solution to protect players and work toward the sustainability of the industry,” he added.

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