Gambling blocking software company Gamban has announced that it has reached an agreement with The Problem Gambling Help Network of West Virginia to make available its gambling blocking software for free.
The agreement will see the software introduced on to the network, which has already helped thousands of people and their families within the state with gambling addiction and other gambling related problems.
Therapists are readily available in more than seventy US states for people being referred for treatment on the network, which has a 24-hour support line along with addiction specialists and support groups.
According to data online, West Virginia is a state that has its share of gambling related problems, including serious addiction issues, whereby one in fifty West Virginians are reported to have some form of gambling related problem.
The state is within the top ten states that is most addicted to gambling.
Gamban allows gambling addicts to take the first step in stopping gambling and receiving help and support.
The software has successfully helped many people all over the world overcome gambling problems and continues to be an effective aid in beating addiction.
Additionally, the award winning software, which is provided for free in West Virginia, provides a successful tool that can be utilised to self exclude from gambling online and is part of a wider strategy to raise awareness about problems and management of gambling activities.
Layer of protection
Melissa Etherington of Gamban provided details on the agreement and what it will mean for residents of West Virginia:
I am very pleased to be working with The Problem Gambling Help Network of West Virginia and happy that this partnership will provide an extra resource and layer of protection for those whose gambling has become a problem for them in West Virginia.
Jennifer Davis-Walton of Gambling Addiction Services at First Choice Services also shared comments on what the software can do and why the agreement was reached:
It is exciting to partner with Gamban to provide a valuable tool for so many. With more accessibility to online gambling, the benefits of Gamban software are immeasurable for those experiencing gambling problems.