UK releases a self-exclusion program

UK players will be able to ask authorities to be registered in a self-exclusion program for gaming activities.

UK.- National authorities have announced that the government is offering a new program to help and prevent gambling problem in the UK casino and betting market. The self-exclusion scheme, which will be called GAMSTOP, will be in charge of the local Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and will also offer help and support for problem gambling residents.

Fiona Palmer, RGA director of social responsibility, said: “We are at a very exciting stage in the development of GAMSTOP. With the branding now established and process design well advanced, the focus in the coming months will be on technology integration and industry communication. We are therefore confident that we will deliver self-exclusion on the truly national scale needed to assist consumers who need this kind of help to manage their gambling.”

GAMESTOP will be by the end of this year a national register with a single website process that will let UK players exclude themselves from authorised iGaming platforms. The register will only work in online gaming websites that have an approved Gambling Commission’s license.

Paul Hope, the Gambling Commission’s programme director, concluded: “The ability for consumers to exclude themselves from all online gambling with a single request will be a powerful tool for those that need it.”

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