Self exclusion is an irreversible way of you stopping all your betting activity with an individual bookmaker, for a specific period of time, but usually a minimum of 6 months. You will be able to withdraw any balances but not deposit or place any bets or play any games.
You can take active steps to remove yourself from gambling whether online or in a premises. You enter into a formal agreement not to gamble, and it is up to you to stick to your self-exclusion. If you try to gamble during that time, the gambling business must take reasonable steps to stop you.
The Gambling Commission has published a comprehensive guide to self exclusion.
GAMSTOP helps you control your online gambling. Once registered you will be prevented from using gambling websites and apps run by companies licensed in Great Britain, for a period of your choosing.
All bookmakers are legally required to offer a self exclusion process. If you contact them, they will help you begin the process. We have linked to the self exclusion pages of some of the major UK bookmakers below.