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Canadian Firm Develops First Online Gambling Blocking Software
Written on Thursday 4th June, 10:25 am by admin
BetstopperThe Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation (NSGC) has developed a software product to prevent the growing problem of underage gambling online. The product, named BetStopper, is designed to prevent under 18’s gaining access to wagering sites.

According to NSGC, the new software was tested on 250 participants in the pilot study. The six month software evaluation monitored the attitudes and behaviour of those taking part to see how effective the software is at blocking underage gambling.

According to the company, results showed the software to be 98% effective in blocking gambling sites. The company estimates that there are over 2500 unregulated gambling websites, which minors can freely access.

The betstopper software is available for from the company’s website and is free to download.

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