There is one thing all players from Zimbabwe need to know. It is that self-exclusion using GamStop in the country is not available. The platform here is available in the United Kingdom only and there is no way you can use it in this country. Basically, all these casinos not blocked by GamStop and are available for all players without an exception. Luckily for you, there are other methods you can use that are almost equally effective or at least work well. We will reveal these methods below.
Use Bank Limit Method
This method can be more than just effective and it works well. You will have to contact your bank and ask them to block all transactions that are directed toward online casinos and betting sites in general. The bank will block this and you won’t be able to deposit funds. This method works well because a lot of players use cards or bank wire transfers to deposit funds and withdraw the winnings. Even if you use e-wallets like Skrill or Neteller you will still need a funding source which will be your bank account or the card. This is a free method.
Once your bank blocks these transactions there is no way you can deposit to the casino. Only once the ban is removed you can continue using your bank to deposit funds and gamble. The only issue here is that not all banks support this. Some don’t have the option so you cannot use this method. If your bank is one of them you will have to use one of the methods below.
Ask Casino To Block Your Account
Yes, this is a real thing and it is something a lot of players have been using. The process is simple. If you are worried that your gambling will cause some issues you will contact customer support of the casino where you are playing. You will ask them to ban your account. Typically, online casinos here have two options. The first one is to block your account for 24 hours. This is known as ‘’cool down’’ time and you will use it when you want to stop gambling on that day and rest.
The second option is more interesting. Here you can ask them to block your account indefinitely. Once this is done, you cannot gamble at the casino any longer. There is no way you can bypass the ban and gamble. It is similar to a self-exclusion program that would be perfect for Zimbabwean players who decided to move from casino games. The method is free and most casinos use this option. However, not all online casinos in Zimbabwe use it. The second issue is that if you have been gambling at countless online casinos, you will have to contact support at each one and ask them to ban your account. Other than that, there are no issues or complications. In addition, this is a free method and one that has been used by millions. There is no need to worry about when and how long you want to use the ban.
Gambling Blocking Software
Here we can see a lot of different methods. All of them work in the same or at least a similar way. Some examples are Gamban, BetBlocker, NetNanny, and many more. These are apps or software. You will have to install one on your phone or a computer you have been using for gambling and configure the app. These technologies are extremely helpful for thousands of players around the world. Once you are done, the app will block access to all gambling sites.
These apps work in one of two ways. The first one is database based. What this means is that the app has a database loaded with gambling sites. All of those sites will be blocked once the app is installed. The second option is algorithm-based design. This means that the app will test the site using an advanced algorithm and it will block it if there is some gambling or betting present at the site. These apps commonly block crypto trading websites as well.
Once this is done you cannot gamble simply because you cannot visit the site to gamble. Every single user can choose how long the ban will last and it can be used for decades. Keep in mind that some of these apps (most of them actually) are not free. You will need to pay a subscription in order to use the app.
Some of these apps come with parental controls, the ability to block gambling ads and so much more. You can check each one and see which app works best for you. It is important to add that all of them can be used on Android, iOS, Mac OS, Windows, and even Linux.
The Final Word
GamStop is not available in Zimbabwe and there is no information will it ever become available. But the methods we have here are available and you can use all of them if you like. If you don’t like one, try another. It is possible to use multiple methods if you like or even better, use a combination of them to find the system that works best for you and your gambling style.