Today the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement announced that they've launched new responsible gambling tools in the state, giving players new ways to exclude themselves from betting in the Garden State.
The state now allows players to self-exclude via a toll-free telephone number, which goes to the DGE directly. Both online and in-person options for exclusion are available. The second tool is the ability to take part in an in-person appointment or video conference with responsible gaming counselors, thereby removing barriers to reach out for help.
There will also be an updated landing page for responsible gambling on the DGE website, making it easier to understand and register to self-exclude.
New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin spoke about the new measures, noting: "New Jersey has always been a national leader in gaming, as the first to allow casino gambling outside Nevada and the first to launch internet gaming.
"We are now focusing on making our pioneering state the standard in responsible gaming practices. These efforts underscore our commitment to helping problem gamblers by expanding the entry points for self-exclusion and other methods to receive assistance."
New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck also commented, adding: "We hope the new tools will help to further reduce the risk of problem gambling. By promoting responsible gaming practices, we can help keep gaming an enjoyable and entertaining activity for all."