NY aims to tackle problem gambling

The New York Gaming Commission is increasing regulations to prevent addiction.

US.- The state Gaming Commission is increasing regulations to prevent problem gambling. The new boost includes the expansion of self-exclusion policies and responsible gambling rules for the new upstate casinos.

“Our commitment to promote responsible gaming in New York is an integral part of our mission, not just in theory, but in practice,” stated Robert Williams, executive director of the Gambling Commission.

The proposed new measures must pass the state rules process, where they will be put in the state registry, go through 45-day public comment period and if no changes are made, will finally become effective.

Under the new regulations, newly licensed casinos in the state of New York will be required to have procedures to combat problem gambling, which should include an employee training program and providing quarterly and annual reports on problem gambling.