Self-Exclusion Standards Project Launches Industry Consultation

Self-Exclusion Standards Project Launches Industry Consultation

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Self-Exclusion Standards Project Launches Industry Consultation

The Self-exclusion Standards project, funded by Casino Guru and spearheaded by Dr. Margaret Carran, associate professor of law and associate dean of education at The City Law School at City, University of London, has entered its third phase.

In order to maximize player protection and develop a strong self-exclusion process that will allow such schemes to genuinely function as a barrier between players who struggle with controlling their gambling habits and online gambling in general, the Self-exclusion Standards project seeks to identify the best practices in online gambling self-exclusion.

To find a solution, the Self-exclusion Standards project began on a comprehensive path that facilitated collaboration with worldwide stakeholders to develop a set of online self-exclusion guidelines that will be available for adoption across several jurisdictions. Previous steps included a thorough review of current evidence and a series of talks with ten international stakeholders with varying expertise and experience with online self-exclusion. To that purpose, the Self-exclusion Standards initiative is now in its final stages, and it will specifically seek larger engagements with online gambling stakeholders.

Dr. Carran said of the final stage of the project:

“Our draft set of recommendations is based on extensive deliberations of international experts and we believe that it presents the most optimal online self-exclusion code of practice for operators. We now need external feedback to drive inclusion, to gain broader input from all interested stakeholders, including international regulators and the industry to ensure that our final recommendations could indeed be adopted globally for the benefit of players and the industry alike”.

The project will ultimately result in a comprehensive report that includes the final Code for Online Self-Exclusion Practice and will be made available to the public so that the industry and other interested parties can use it as a reference. The study will serve as a springboard for a larger conversation on self-exclusion processes and how current practices may be rethought and improved. It will also help to further future research in this area.

This final stage seeks broader collaboration specifically to obtain valuable and actionable feedback that can be leveraged to provide quality conclusions that help establish a robust set of recommendations, andthat are based on the broader knowledge of the industry.

The project’s attempts to establish itself as an effective and efficient tool in the center of industry will be streamlined with the support of this external feedback. The period for consultation is now through September 10, 2024. The full code is expected to be ready in January 2025, and preliminary findings will be presented at the EASG Conference in 2024.

Šimon Vincze, Casino Guru’s Sustainable and Safer Gambling Lead, noted:

“We want to engage the broader industry to increase the impact and benefits of the project. A lot of good work stays on paper or in journals without usage in the real world. We want to change it by actively engaging with the industry.”

Visit the project’s official page to learn more about the Self-exclusion Standards project and provide feedback. The project is a component of the larger Global Self-Exclusion Initiative.

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