Tag Archives: self-exclusion

Spillemyndigheden sees self-exclusion registry reach 50,000 in April 

SBC News Spillemyndigheden sees self-exclusion registry reach 50,000 in April 

The Danish Gambling Authority, Spillemyndigheden, has released the latest data from ROFUS, the country’s self-exclusion register, highlighting that the number of signees stands at 50,000 in April.    ROFUS was first established in 2012 as part of a wider political strategy to curb gambling harm in Denmark.  The scheme has since been quite successful in providing player support, going from the …

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GAMSTOP: 9.5% increase in registrants shows rising gambling harm awareness 

SBC News GAMSTOP: 9.5% increase in registrants shows rising gambling harm awareness 

There has been an increase in people self-excluding from online gambling, a report by GAMSTOP has shown.  The national self-exclusion scheme revealed that new registrations between 2022 and 2023 have grown by 9.5% year-on-year.  In fact, 2023 was a record year for self-exclusions, with more than 92,000 vulnerable consumers registering with GAMSTOP. May in that year also proved to be …

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UKGC offers public guidance on ID rules, rights and responsibilities

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded the general public of the safer gambling requirements that operators must adhere to when customers sign-up and register with online gambling platforms.  Licensed UK operators must ensure that all customers are ID varied, certifying that a customer is old enough to gamble and whether they have ever participated in self-exclusion from gambling services.  …

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Select Committee hears of industry systems failing problem gamblers

SBC News Select Committee hears of industry systems failing problem gamblers

Chaired by Lord Michael Grade of Yarmouth, on Tuesday 8 October the House of Lords’ Select Committee listened to the experiences of four gambling addicts, gathering further research on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry’ on UK society. The victims` shared their experiences of engaging with gambling products and businesses, detailing personal insights on their ‘journeys towards …

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30,000 register with Swedish Spelpaus.se self-exclusion initiative

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Over 30,000 people have registered with the Swedish self-exclusion register, Spelpaus.se, as reported by the country’s national gambling regulator Spelinspektionen. Gambling operators within Sweden are obliged to integrate the Spelpaus.se service as part of their licence conditions, with those who fail to do so facing penalties and potentially having their licence revoked. Having been rolled out on 1 January, coinciding …

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Paddy Power introduces new digital self-exclusion process

SBC News Paddy Power introduces new digital self-exclusion process

Paddy Power is aiming to strengthen its responsible gambling methods with the implementation of its new electronic self-exclusion process, which utilises an in-shop app for all of its UK-based shops. Replacing the old method of paper based method of self-exclusions, the new format, which is powered by the shop tablets, serves as a more efficient method in safeguarding vulnerable customers …

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Gambling Commission bares its teeth with £7.8 million fine over 888’s social responsibility flaws

SBC News Gambling Commission bares its teeth with £7.8 million fine over 888's social responsibility flaws

888, one of Britain’s biggest online gambling firms, is to pay a record penalty package of over £7.8m as a result of what the Gambling Commission has described as ‘serious failings’ in its handling of vulnerable customers. The action follows the discovery of significant flaws in 888 UK Limited’s (888) social responsibility processes, which aim to protect consumers from gambling-related …

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Concerns arise for 888 operations as UKGC reviews firms self-exclusion provisions

SBC News Concerns arise for 888 operations as UKGC reviews firms self-exclusion provisions

FTSE-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings has informed the market and its investors that its UK operator licence is being reviewed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) relating to the firm’s compliance provisions with regards to preventing problem gambling. The UKGC is set to evaluate whether 888 operates an effective self-exclusion process for its customers across its platforms.  Self-exclusion is the player protection …

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