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#1 Posted on:
Wed, 07/02/2018 - 12:14

Muststop123

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2017-10-03

Has anyone heard anymore about the proposed scheme to allow people to exclude from all online gambling by one request that I have read about a few times? When it might come into action?

Only ask because I came across a very old account via an email thery sent me (from many years ago when I had the odd controlled bet on world cup football) that I had not excluded from because I had completely forgotten about it. Went on immediately and excluded for the maximum 5 years and I also got a subsequent email from another affilated site to say that they were also excluding me as a result of this request which I was pleased about.

Just quite like the idea of being able to self exclude from all online gambling, forever, by one request.

Posted on:
Wed, 07/02/2018 - 16:50

Christer1

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2016-02-29

Same here I even emailed them cause its gone quiet

Posted on:
Wed, 07/02/2018 - 20:54

Forum admin

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2010-11-01

Hello Muststop123,

There is this webpage about it on the Gambling Commision website, (Hopefully there will be an update about it this year):  http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/for-gambling-businesses/Compliance/General-compliance/Social-responsibility/Self-exclusion/Online-multi-operator-self-exclusion-scheme.aspx

Take care,

Forum admin.

 

 

Posted on:
Thu, 08/02/2018 - 09:22

Muststop123

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2017-10-03

Thanks for the link, on the face of it looks good.

My slightly cynical side looks at the dates and wonders how much of a hurry the online industry was really in to get this in place.

Working party set up June 2014

Briefing paper in May 2015 proposing the system will be available during 2017

Latest estimate now for launch in Spring 2018

I appreciate IT projects often take longer to delvery than originally planned but 4 years from the start of the working party to deliver seems quite a generous timescale. My employer designs and maintains databases on a significantly larger and more complex one that this one appears to be and if a project like this took 4 years to deliver, heads would roll. It is hardly as if the online gambling industry can suggest it does not have the technical skills - their websites must be some of the best designed on the web produced by really skilled teams which must have large databases behind them with customer data and all the gambling related data.

Look forward to its launch. 
 

 

 

Posted on:
Tue, 13/02/2018 - 13:29

triangle

Joined:
2014-03-14

As with anything, it'll be the terms and conditions that will decide if it'll work or not.

Right now it certainly feels like its the foxes guarding the hen's senario.  I hope this exclusion (if it ever happens) will be worth the time and effort that's being put into it

Posted on:
Tue, 13/02/2018 - 18:38

Christer1

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2016-02-29

Absulotoly agree it will be worth it but I like many feel it needs to be soon