The UK Gambling Commission has released their latest figures that reveal that punters in the country are self-excluding themselves from online gaming websites.
The stats have shown that 24,417 punters have self excluded themselves as of March 2014, up from 16,312 when the numbers were last crunched in 2010. The Commission has not been able to pinpoint a specific reason for the increase in self-exclusion.
While the self-exclusion process is designed to help keep problem punters from gambling, it is not foolproof as of yet. The Commission noted that there were 19,589 times where self-excluded punters tried to log in and play at online gaming sites in the past year. The UK is attempting to remedy this a bit by consulting with the gaming industry to implement a nation-wide self-exclusion list.
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