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Gambling Commission set to approves self-exclusion system for problem gamblers

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Gambling Commission set to approves self-exclusion system for problem gamblers 5th September 2019

It has been reported that the Gambling Commission is set to online self-exclusion system Gamstop.

According to reports by the Guardian, the system allows problem gamblers to block themselves from all UK betting websites in one go.

All gambling companies will be required to sign up to Gamstop, developed by the trade body for online casinos and bookmakers, as a condition of their licence to operate in the UK.

The Guardian reported that the Gambling Commission, which regulates the industry, is expected to announce the requirement as soon as this week, after satisfying itself that concerns about the scheme’s effectiveness have been dealt with.

Around 99% of gambling operators in the UK are understood to have committed themselves to using Gamstop already and those that do not will risk losing their licence to operate.

Source: Guardian

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