The Kahnawake Gaming Commission has announced that it has enhanced its self-exclusion facilities to help gamblers that are concerned with their betting.
The KGC's website was recently updated to include a self-exclusion page which will allow gamblers to fill out a form that will prevent players from accessing casinos that are licensed and regulated by the Canadian Indian tribe.
Players will be given the opportunity to either limit their play or to permanently exclude themselves from playing at regulated casinos.
The webpage says that players can self-exclude in two different ways:
By submitting a request directly to the operator(s) of an online gaming site licensed by the Commission; a player can establish deposit limits – including a “zero” deposit limit – from that particular site. The player’s request has effect upon its receipt by the operator, who is required under the Commission's licensing to respect the request.
By submitting a Comprehensive Self-Exclusion Request form (available at http://www.gamingcommission.ca/interactiveplayer_form.asp) or by sending a request to email@example.com. After verifying the player’s request and identity, the Commission will take steps to have the player permanently excluded from all of the online gaming sites that are licensed and regulated by the Commission.
After submitting a self-exclusion request, a compliance officer will contact the player to verify information. The information will then be forwarded to a KGC regulated operator to be implemented.
If a site does not comply with a self-exclusion request, players are urged to notify the KGC.
In other self-exclusion news, the KGC released its self-exclusion statistics for the 2011. The stats were:
Thirty-one (31) submissions from players requesting to be self-excluded were received. The breakdowns of the requests are as follows:
5 requests pertained to online gambling sites not licensed by the KGC;
There were 26 validated Self-Exclusion requests, categorized as follows:
18 Self-Exclusion directives were issued and forwarded to all licensees of the KGC.
5 requests were specific to a single online gambling site and were thus forwarded to the appropriate site and executed by the operator.
3 requests are pending due to incomplete information, for which the commission has requested additional details.