L&L Europe & BetBlocker roll-out Dutch language gambling block app

BetBlocker and L&L Europe have launched a gambling block application in the Dutch language, after first detailing a collaboration earlier in the year.

The introduction of a responsible gambling app entirely in Dutch is said to mark a “natural progression” of the BetBlocker service.

The firm, a UK registered charity, allows users to restrict themselves from accessing remote gambling services entirely via a continuous block, or to manage when they can access gambling by scheduling when the restriction switches on/off, to offer protection during periods of vulnerability.

Duncan Garvie, founder and trustee of BetBlocker, explained: “Expanding BetBlocker to other language markets has always been a clear objective for the service. The most significant barrier to taking this step is providing native language support, due to the staffing costs involved.

“The partnership with L&L Europe is a symbiotic relationship that both allows BetBlocker to focus the funding we receive on improving and expanding the protections that our app offers while L&L Europe demonstrate their commitment to responsible gambling, providing translation services to allow Dutch users to access BetBlocker in the language they are most comfortable with.

“We hope that this will be the first of many such partnerships with the industry that will allow us to offer our service in a variety of languages.”

The partnership sees L&L Europe provide resources to translate the BetBlocker website and application, with the group to also assist in making sure Dutch customers can get support in their native language.

L&L Europe, which has been promoting BetBlocker to UK customers since 2018, previously said that the lack of software availability in the Dutch language that can be used to block gambling related websites is “a massive gap that needs to be closed”.

Jan Wienk, marketing manager and head of product development for L&L Europe, added: “How a simple question like: ‘Is there a gambling block application available in the Dutch language?’ results in such an amazing and well executed project. 

“Extremely proud to be collaborating with BetBlocker & “Pas op met Gamen en Gokken” founder Feite Hofman. An online casino operator has a duty of care, and this project completion shows we have. This truly shows we’re not only compliant within the field of responsible gambling, but we also take the extra step.”