One of the most common reason people become interested in gambling is their catchy and sedative marketing campaigns. It’s enticing to click on the gambling sites that keep popping up while visiting other sites. Knowing how to block gambling sites can be the first step toward preventing gambling addiction.
Here are some tips on blocking gambling sites:
- Use apps or software, like Betblockers, Gamstop, Gamban, etc., on your computer and laptop to block gambling sites. Betblockers are available for almost all operating systems—Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iOS, and Fire OS. Some work from inside your internet browser so you can’t load the websites at all through them. If you have a real problem, consider installing bet blocking OS software and in-browser software too.
- Asking your ISP to block gambling websites is the easiest way to block gambling sites. If you are using a mobile network, not Wi-Fi, you’ll need to call customer support, and they can do it for you.
- Do not use search engines, like Google and Bing, and social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram, for searching about gambling. They will show you relevant ads later and will allure you to visit gambling websites. Using adblocker browser extensions can be a great option to block gamble ads. Some sites don’t allow you to visit their sites unless you disable the adblocker. In that case, asking the ISP to block gambling sites can be the best solution.
- If you are seriously addicted, consider destroying your credit cards so they are not available as a payment option, and stop using internet banking systems. Making the fund transfer options slow and process harder can reduce the frequency of accessing gambling sites. Controlling finances is an important step in breaking the addiction cycle.
- Use a non-smart mobile device to limit internet browsing.
We hope these tips will help you to block gambling sites. If you have any other techniques, please feel free to get in touch and let us know all about them. You might be able to help others get through their difficult times fighting addiction.