UKGC to expand the reach of GAMSTOP
The Gambling Commission will soon be expanding the reach of the GAMSTOP self-exclusion scheme.
The latest expansion was originally announced a couple of months ago in mid-October and involved the addition of gambling firms that offer wagering services through emails and telephone. Under the new guidelines, which will go into effect on the 1st of April next year, these types of licensed operators will be required to incorporate the self-exclusion program and provide their players the option to exclude themselves from the pastime to control their behaviors.
To help affected gambling firms make the transition and implement the initiative, the UKGC has prepared a webinar in conjunction with GAMSTOP’s Chief Executive, Fiona Palmer, and CMO, Katie Reynolds-Jones, which will provide operators with guidance on the implementation process. In addition, the webinar will give companies an overview of the self-exclusion program and its role in the British gambling sector, and provide answers to a few questions operators might have about the process.
The decision to require phone and email betting operators to integrate GAMSTOP was made as a result of a consultation the regulatory authority carried out on mult-firm exclusion programs. The UKGC’s latest round of consultations, on the other hand, was initiated recently, through which the authority aims to implement the proposals of the country’s gambling white paper.