Sweden's Spelpaus Service Registers 80,000 People

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This week Sweden's gaming regulator Spelinspektionen revealed that the country's self-exclusion service Spelpaus has registered over 80,000 people since it was formed.

The Spelpaus system launched in 2019 and allows players to self-exclude from betting sites and casinos in the country. The registry allows for certain periods of exclusion, ranging from weeks to months to years, to permanent exclusion. Those who do exclude need to ride out the full length of their break before they can start playing again.

The Swedish government overhauled the look and feel of the service earlier this year, making it easier to use and providing more robust information on fighting gambling addiction. It has proven to be popular among players and operators alike, as Paf called for the service to be expanded upon to assist players.

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