Gamban expands to block crypto and stock trading

Crypto and stock trading is a "gambling grey area", Gamban says.
Crypto and stock trading is a "gambling grey area", Gamban says.

The self-exclusion software provider will block access to cryptocurrency and stock trading platforms.

UK.- Gamban is to block access to certain platforms offering cryptocurrencies and stock trading that it describes as operating in a “gambling grey area”.

Its self-exclusion software currently blocks access to thousands of gambling websites but will now expand its reach to cover cryptocurrency and stock trading following requests from customers.

It says such platforms can provoke similarly addictive behaviour to gambling.

Gamban business intelligence officer James Forman said: “One of the main differences between Gamban and self-exclusion schemes is that we are not required to integrate with websites in order to block access to them.

“This means we can move quickly and block emerging threats such as esports and skins gambling that have risen to prominence during the novel coronavirus.”

Gamban recently launched Yield Sec, an illegal gambling solution, with A Game Above aimed at helping regulators police licensed markets, providing access to a real-time database of black market sites.

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