Cyprus Continues to Push for a Unified Self-Exclusion Platform

10 Jul 2020

Per the requirements of the article 15 of the L.37 (I)/2019 Betting Laws of 2019 of Cyprus, the National Betting Authority (NBA) is tasked with the devising of prevention as well as safety measures for bettors, young individuals and susceptible groups within the population against gambling addiction.

Part of the safety measures for player safety in NBA’s Strategic Plan for 2020-2022 is the launch of a Unified Self-Exclusion Platform that will offer more protection to younger individuals, players and pathological gambling addicts.

The NBA is now calling on for public participation for the creation of an effective system to implement a better gambling environment for players. The public consultation period where stakeholders will be given room to offer their suggestions and comments will end on the 24th of July. Meanwhile, the provisions for the execution of the Unified Self-Exclusion Platform under player protection regulations are currently being looked at by the Cyprus Law office.

The Self-exclusion procedure is a tool used for minimizing the adverse effects of excessive gambling. The tool is made available by bookmakers to bettors who feel their gambling activities can affect them negatively. On the other hand, it’s also offered to players who would like to have a more efficient and effective control towards their gambling. Any player who feels that they should be excluded from betting will have to submit a request for intentional self-exclusion to the bookmaker. The bookie is obliged to grant the player’s request straight away and it’s up to you as a player to adhere to the self-exclusion process.

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