UK residents who wish to use the service provide details online to GAMSTOP to verify their identities. Once that verification has been completed, which normally only takes a few minutes, they select a minimum period for self-exclusion.
The periods available are a minimum duration of 6 months; one year; or five years. This is in line with current regulatory requirements set out by the Gambling Commission. During the selected minimum duration period, no-one can remove their self-exclusion. Once the minimum duration period has elapsed the self-exclusion remains in place unless the person excluded returns to GAMSTOP to ask for it to be removed and goes through the relevant process.
Once someone has registered with GAMSTOP they are given an account which they can sign into and update their details (email addresses, mobile numbers and postal addresses).
All British licensed online gambling operators are required to integrate with GAMSTOP and check if their customers are self-excluded with GAMSTOP.