NY launches gambling self-exclusion support program
New York’s gambling self-exclusion scheme has recently been enhanced through the launch of a dedicated support initiative.
The new program has been launched by the NY Responsible Play Partnership, which involves the state’s gambling regulator, addiction support office, and problem gambling council. The RPP’s latest responsible gambling measures will enhance the self-exclusion scheme’s processes across all of the state’s land-based gambling venues.
The new support program will provide gamblers with information about the state’s self-exclusion initiative, with staff from the state’s problem gambling council being available to explain the process of registering to be excluded from the pastime in an easy-to-understand manner. Staff will also be able to help customers connect with a treatment center and provide information on counseling services.
Moreover, the council’s employees will help problem gamblers with the registration process of the state’s self-exclusion initiative as well, providing assistance to users with filling out the program’s required forms.
The launch of the new support program for New York’s gambling self-exclusion scheme will further enhance the state’s responsible gambling efforts, with its regulatory authority mentioning that according to a 2020 study, almost 4.5% of the state’s adults were at risk of being negatively affected by problematic gambling behaviors.