Casino Guru has begun work on developing a global self-exclusion scheme with the aim of making online gaming safer and reducing the damage caused to vulnerable players.
According to the community, which is working to develop a “reliable global self-exclusion system” that can provide excluded players with the tools and assistance they need to overcome the root problem of their addiction and improve their chances of full recovery.
The first step of the project would concentrate on raising awareness of the problem and gaining input from the general public and business experts, with the aim of establishing an industry standard.
Casino Guru aims to receive useful input on the best way to incorporate such a method, as well as its usefulness and viability, according to the company.
Simon Vincze, manager of Casino Guru’s responsible gambling projects said: “We launched this initiative, because we knew that we would never be able to achieve something like this alone. Successfully carrying out such an ambitious project requires cooperation of multiple and varied members of the gambling industry.”
‘The most effective tool’
Adding on the rationale for the initiative: “Self-exclusion is one of the most effective tools to reduce gambling-related harm caused to vulnerable players.
“It allows players to block their access to gambling and therefore limit the negative impact of it on their lives. However, the effectiveness of self-exclusion is limited because of the scope of current options.”
The biggest disadvantage of existing self-exclusion solutions, according to Vincze, is their alleged ease of circumvention, with the show of ads to self-excluded players being another problem that he believes requires immediate attention.
It’s also worth noting that the need for ongoing assistance can be a far bigger part of self-exclusion: “We feel that self-excluded players could benefit from a closer cooperation with problem gambling help and prevention centres, helping them overcome problem gambling or reduce gambling-related harm more than self-exclusion alone can,” he says.
Members of the gaming industry who are involved in joining the initiative, debating anything relating to responsible gambling, or learning more about the initiative’s priorities are urged to contact Casino Guru, with more detail available HERE.