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Gambling blockers available for tennis fans

Let’s imagine a case in which you are worried about gambling addiction and you need help. You will want to distance yourself from online betting on tennis. How you can do all of this easily? The secret is to use one of the methods that are already available and effective. Below we will present the best ones and the ones that have helped millions of people. 

Blocking Software Designed for Betting Tennis Fans

The list below is not extensive, of course — there are many gambling blockers popular among people who like to bet on sports. Still, programs that are presented here are go-to solutions commonly used by millions of players worldwide. Feel free to learn more about them and pick the one to your liking.   


This is the best and the most effective method, although not all betting sites support GamStop – you can learn more about them in this non GamStop tutorial by The program itself is based on self-exclusion like most others and it is available in the United Kingdom. 

To use it, a player must create an account on the platform. He can then choose how long the ban will last. 6 months, 1 or up to 5 years are available options. Once done, the player would be unable to bet on tennis during the period of self-exclusion. There is no way he or she can bypass, or remove the ban or anything in between. 

Once the self-exclusion period ends, a player can contact help and remove it. The time frame needed for all of this is 24 hours but this is not long. Most players who have been using GamStop are happy and satisfied. 

One of the main advantages is the fact GamStop is completely free. You can use it as long as you like and you will never pay for a thing. This is one of the reasons why so many bettors have been using it. 


NetNanny has been with us for a long time. It is one of the most advanced and appealing apps of this kind. Yes, it is an app or software you will have to download and install on the device you want to use. Once you are done with this, there is no way you can visit gambling and betting sites. There is no way you can remove the app and you will have to wait until the self-exclusion has expired. Only once it is expired, you can go back and start gambling again. 

The app allows you to block a website you don’t want to visit. You can block any site you want. At the same time, the app will send you notifications when a certain site is visited. This can help you more than you may imagine. Also, the app comes with strong parental controls and as a matter of fact, this was the main purpose of the app when it was initially developed.


The app here is one of the most popular alternatives to GamStop and has been used by a lot of players who wanted to distance themselves from tennis betting. The app is available for iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and even Linux. All you have to do is to install it and you are ready to go. You also get 7 days of free trial and you can use this time frame to learn more about the app, how to use it, what you will get, and more.

Once the free trial expires you will need to pay for a monthly subscription. During the time you have selected, you are unable to gamble. Don’t forget that the app is safe and there is no way you can remove it. There are two options players get. The first one is too cool off meaning you won’t be able to gamble for a short period of time. The second one is to self-exclude yourself from online betting which is more interesting in this case scenario. 

Bet Blocker

This is software or an app. You will install it on the device you have been using for gambling and betting. It can be a phone, a computer, or something in between. Keep in mind that the app is not free and you will need to pay for a monthly subscription in order to keep the app active.

Once installed the app will block access to sports betting sites. It will also block casinos and you can manually block the site you don’t want to visit. There is no way you can bypass or remove the app. It will remain on your device for a period you have selected and there is no other way. Once the period expires, you can remove the app and you can continue betting. Even if you lose the password, there is nothing you can do about it. 

The Final Word

Although many tennis players promote GamStop specifically, all the methods listed above work just fine. Just pick the one you like and use it as long as you want. If you are wondering, if should you use two or more methods, there is no need to do that. One would be enough. But, try all of them first until you find the one method that works best for you and your betting issues.

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.