The Professional Players Federation (PPF) has secured a new partnership with national multi-operator self-exclusion service Gamstop.
Through the new partnership, PPF will raise awareness of the self-exclusion platform across its website and social channels – ensuring that both consumers and athletes know how to access Gamstop services should they need it.
Simon Taylor, chief executive of the PPF, commented: “Professional athletes are at a higher risk of developing gambling problems than their peers outside of sport. We are therefore pleased to help promote Gamstop to make it easier for players that decide they want to self-exclude.”
The agreement builds upon PPF’s existing Problem Gambling work, which educates players of the possible risks when gambling.
Gamstop will be the latest addition to this educational hub, and as part of PPF’s work to ensure that professional sportsmen and women are informed about help available for people who may be at risk of gambling problems.
Under the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), licensing requirements, all betting and igaming operators must offer customers access to the multi-operator self-exclusion scheme Gamstop.
Fiona Palmer, chief executive of Gamstop, added: “We’re extremely excited to be able to work closely with the PPF and their members. We welcome PPF’s commitment to protecting and educating those closest to sport who might be affected by problems with their gambling.
“This partnership will help ensure that all members have the practical tools and support around them to be protected and educated.”