Belgium Will Expand Self-Exclusion to Retail Shops

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This week the Belgian Gaming Commission revealed that they'll be expanding the Excluded Persons Information System self-exclusion program to retail betting shops in the country.

The system lets players exclude from gaming at casinos and slot arcades, as well through online sites. This exclusion can go from a period of days to months, to even permanent exclusion. The move will now extend to the retail shops, meaning that these sites will be included in the system and will be able to keep excluded players from getting in on the action.

The government of Belgium has been fighting with what to do with the self-exclusion system, with the BGC saying that operators must offer temporary self-exclusion and refrain from promoting services for a minimum of six months, but the country's Supreme Court overturned that decision, noting that the regulator doesn't have the power to enact such a restriction.

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