GeoComply Launch PlayPause Multi-State Safer Gambling Tool

GeoCompliance technology specialist GeoComply has announced the launch of its PlayPause multi-state safer gambling tool, in accordance with Responsible Gaming Education Week.

Built to modernise and increase the productivity of responsible gaming services for the igaming and online sports betting industries, PlayPause will be available free of charge to operators through a newly formed non-profit company, Conscious Gaming.

Anna Sainsbury, GeoComply chairman and co-founder said: “At GeoComply, we’re always looking for ways to leverage technology in a meaningful and responsible way.

“PlayPause is not only an important compliance tool, but a way we can unite the industry and regulators to deepen their shared commitment to responsible gaming and consumer protection.”

The solution which is driven by GeoComply will:

  • Expand the protective self-exclusion bubble so that as players move from state to state, the protection that they have asked for can also move with them.
  • Enable consumers to self-exclude across multiple states to prevent incidence of simply crossing a state line and continuing to gamble.
  • Empower operators to strengthen responsible gaming programs – and make more data driven decisions – with greater insights into players that have already self-excluded in one state but need to be recognised and protected if/when they seek to play in another jurisdiction.
  • Streamline the administrative burden and eliminate the silos associated with maintaining numerous separate state-operated self-exclusion databases.

Keith Whyte, the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Executive Director explained: “Creating a multi-state self-exclusion tool has long been a goal of all stakeholders that are committed to responsible gaming.

“The NCPG applauds the creation of PlayPause – this is a prime example of how technology and innovation can be leveraged to advance consumer protection and foster a more effective responsible gaming framework across the gambling and sports betting industries.”

Elizabeth Lanza, director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s compulsive and problem gambling department, added: “Pennsylvania is pleased to be at the forefront of a new responsible gaming tool, designed to strengthen consumer protection and take self-exclusion programs in a new direction.”