GAMSTOP is available for consumers resident within the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) only. Before you sign up to GAMSTOP please take a moment to read the information below.

A full list of gambling companies that have joined GAMSTOP is available on the Participating companies page.


In order to successfully sign up to GAMSTOP it is essential that you provide us with a number of details that confirm your identity. This will include:

It is important to remember that you cannot sign up to GAMSTOP for another person but you can help someone else with the process.

What happens after I have registered with GAMSTOP?

You will be excluded from gambling with online gambling companies licensed in Great Britain.

You will be excluded for a period of 6 months, 1 year or 5 years (depending on the option chosen).

You will not be able to cancel your self-exclusion until your chosen minimum period has elapsed.

Once the minimum duration period has elapsed the self-exclusion will remain in force until you have returned to GAMSTOP to ask for it to be removed and gone through the relevant process.

Currently a request to self-exclude on GAMSTOP will not automatically remove you from receiving gambling marketing. You can unsubscribe from any emails you receive from gambling companies, and unfollow gambling sites on social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter in order to reduce the marketing.

A request to self-exclude on GAMSTOP does not trigger an automatic return of withdrawable funds from those companies that you hold accounts with. You will need to contact the company directly. GAMSTOP is not responsible for returning funds.

A request to self-exclude from GAMSTOP will prevent you from accessing online National Lottery Instant Win Games – this may take up to 12 hours to take effect. If you wish to self-exclude from National Lottery Draw-Based Games, you will need to do so via your online National Lottery account.


It will only take you a few minutes to sign up. It can take up to 24 hours for your self-exclusion to become effective.