According to a report by the UK Gambling Commission, customers are increasing asking gambling establishments to NOT allow them to gamble. Self-exclusions, as the acted is widely known, increased to 24,417 between April 2013 and March 2014. This is compared to 16,312 in the 2009-20120 time period, or a 140% increase!
Matt Zarb-Cousin, of the Campaign for Fairer Gambling told the Daily Mail “Self-exclusion only occurs after gambling has turned into a huge problem for someone. The betting industry should address the cause of problem gambling rather than the outcome.”
The Gambling Commission’s website states:
[su_quote]When requesting self-exclusion you will usually be refused service from the betting shop, arcade, bingo hall or casino at which you requested it. Some operators have systems in place which will exclude you from all of their premises or a number of their premises in an area. You should make sure you exclude yourself from all the places where you may be tempted to gamble.[/su_quote]