Kindred funds development and localisation as Gamban goes French


Kindred has extended its provision of the Gamban website and app blocking software into France, after funding development and localisation to make it accessible to French players.

The enhanced alliance, which the operator hopes will provide a shot in the arm in a wider aim of achieving zero per cent of revenue from harmful gambling, sees Kindred become the first operator in France to offer Gamban to all players who opt out of its platform.

This will be available via the online sports betting and gaming group’s flagship Unibet brand, starting Thursday 10 November, with Gamban available on top of Kindred’s own responsible gambling tools.

“We are very excited to be assisting Kindred on their journey to derive zero per cent revenue from harmful gambling,” commented Stephen Aupy, VP of Partnerships at Gamban. 

“Kindred’s voluntary commitment to offer Gamban for free in France means accessible blocking software can further protect those harmed by gambling from unlicensed operators outside the scope of regulation. 

“Kindred’s commitment to best practice has led to them choosing Gamban to partner with, which illustrates the reliability of our solution to protect players and work toward the sustainability of the industry.” 

While Gamban wasn’t previously accessible in French, Kindred funded its development and localisation to make it widely accessible to players. Even though it is possible to self-exclude or be banned from the 17 licensed operators in France, Gamban, said Kindred, “provides a much wider coverage” by permitting players to block more than 60,000 online gambling sites, including unlicensed operators.

“At Kindred, we want gambling to remain a fun source of entertainment,” stated Mathieu Drida, General Manager France at Kindred Group. 

“As an online gambling operator, we take our responsibility towards our players very seriously and want to provide them with the most effective support tools on the market. 

“This is what the partnership between Unibet and Gamban is all about, and we encourage all gambling operators to adopt this solution in order to make it more widely available in France.”