Briefing note on the national online self-exclusion scheme

Abstract

The Gambling Commission (the Commission) consultation Proposed amendments to the social responsibility provisions in the licence conditions and codes of practice, (social responsibility consultation) included a proposal to introduce a new social responsibility (SR) code that would require the majority of online gambling operators to participate in a national online self-exclusion scheme. After assessing views on this proposal, our responses document Strengthening social responsibility confirmed that we would introduce such a code and undertake a supplementary consultation. We will be seeking views on the draft architecture of the scheme, its estimated cost and how the scheme would be managed and funded through this supplementary consultation in the summer. The consultation will be particularly relevant to all operators who will need to participate in the scheme (see paragraph 2.8), but also to those with an interest in the Commission’s approach to online multi-operator self-exclusion. In the meantime, pending the completion of the work on the full consultation paper, we are providing this update on progress with the development of the architecture of the scheme and its estimated costs.

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