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GamStop Ended: What Happens Next?

Gamstop Scheme Ends, Next Steps

In case you’re contemplating your next move after self-excluding, fret not. We’re about to discuss the details of what you can do when your self-exclusion ends. After their Gamstop exclusion has expired, many players wonder whether it’s been really lifted or is it still preventing them from gambling.

The truth is, you’re still banned, and you have to go through a specific procedure and speak to a Gamstop employee. Gamstop won’t contact you to tell you it’s over. Furthermore, your options when Gamstop ends are pretty much black or white. You can either continue the self-exclusion or deactivate it after a specific time cycle passes.

#1 Contact Gamstop to Stop Self-Exclusion

The initial ban when excluding is called a minimum exclusion period, and you’ll only be able to proceed with gambling when it ends. After the GamStop period is expired, you’ll need to contact an employee to cancel Gamstop exclusion entirely. The next step would be the deactivation part. For the deactivation to become official, a period of at least 24 hours must pass. Gamstop doesn’t guarantee that the exclusion will end when that period expires. Please note, if you don’t contact the help centre after the initial ban, the self-exclusion will automatically continue for seven more years.

#2 Login to Gamstop Account to Extend Exclusion

As a second alternative, you can prolong your Gamstop period. It’s also worth mentioning that you can still gamble at offshore casino operators. The first option is to log in to your Gamstop account after the minimum exclusion period ends and extend the self-exclusion. The other option is contacting the Gamstop contact centre. As for the self-exclusion length, you can pick from the same three choices as before – six months, one year, or five years. After you do this, you’ll be excluded from gambling and betting at every site licenced by the UKGC.

Steps After Gamstop Finished FAQ

🤔 How do I know if Gamstop expired?

Gamstop has predetermined exclusion periods, and they depend on which option you’ve chosen. The choices you have are six months, one year, or five years. However, the system won’t notify you when the expiration ends, so you’ll have to check it out for yourself.

❓ Should I extend self-exclusion or not?

It’s best if you counsel with a Gamstop employee and then decide what next. However, the final decision is yours to make. This mostly depends on the course of action during your exclusion period. If you feel you still don’t have control over your gambling, then extend it. If the break was enough, you can proceed to gamble and bet.

⚡️ What happens when Gamstop expires but I don’t extend it?

You can deactivate it by contacting support, or Gamstop will automatically extend it for an additional seven years. If you deactivate it, you’re free to roam any sites you like. On the other hand, you won’t be able to cancel the seven-year exclusion until it expires. You will only be able to come round Gamstop self-exclusion after the automatic activation of additional seven years period in case you don’t ask for the cancelation.

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