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An enrolment on SENSE will stay in place until the customer asks for the self-exclusion to be lifted. All enrolment forms must be accompanied by a recent photo, photographic proof of identification and proof of address, such as a scan of a current bill. Data protection rules mean that self-excluding via the Betting and Gaming Council will take longer than enrolling on SENSE in person at a casino. If you do not wish to enrol on SENSE by visiting a casino premises in person you can download the enrolment form here, which must be printed, completed and signed.

In particular, the study provides a comparison of self-excluders to non-self-excluders in the general population, with respect to the first few months after this system was introduced. As expected, self-excluders were more likely to be problem gamblers, although the majority of them did not screen positive for a past-year problem gambling, and also, problem gamblers were found among respondents who had not chosen to self-exclude. While self-excluders presented more extensive past-year gambling behavior, few demographic variables separated them from other respondents, and the main variables characterizing self-excluders were younger age, and the higher likelihood of problem gambling.

Self-exclusion is a formal process whereby you request to be included in the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement’s self-exclusion list. Questions were asked about whether the respondent had ever felt a need to seek treatment for poor mental health, alcohol problems, or—defined as one item—problems related to either illicit drugs or to prescription drugs , respectively. Also, respondents were asked about whether they smoke tobacco or use Swedish ‘snuff’ tobacco daily.

The patron can also choose to be banned from part of a venue—this may include the gaming machine area, Keno area, TAB area, or a combination of these areas. Whilst excluded from the selected areas, the patron may still enter other areas of the venue, such as the bistro or dining areas, for the duration of their exclusion. The facial recognition system uses an algorithm to determine potential matches to people registered in the Self-Exclusion program. A designated casino staff member will compare potential matches identified by the system’s casino cameras, with the images of the Self-Exclusion program participants in the database.

Until now, around 50,000 individuals have so far self-excluded using this service, corresponding to slightly above half a percent of the adult population in Sweden. About 75 percent of these individuals who have self-excluded are reported to be men . One of the responsible gambling measures introduced in January, 2019, was the introduction of a nationwide self-exclusion system involving all licensed gambling operators. Previously, company-specific self-exclusion services have been applied in gambling operators licensed and permitted in Sweden, while the information about similar systems in overseas operators acting on the Swedish market prior to 2019 is more anecdotal. During the first month of the spelpaus service, 19,900 individuals enrolled, and up to September, 2019, when the present study was carried out, more than 41,000 people had enrolled in the system .

Traditionally, in the literature describing general population samples or clinical samples of problem gamblers, men are markedly more common than women. In recent years, from the present setting, however, it has been reported that female sex is even more common than male sex in problematic online gamblers . In the present setting, online gambling has been rapidly increasing in recent years, and constitutes a large majority of the gambling types reported by treatment-seeking problem gamblers and a large majority of gambling-related television advertisements . Thus, although the self-exclusion system discussed here involves both land-based and online gambling in a large range of gambling types, the population addressed is more likely to be online gamblers than in settings where online gambling still is less predominating than in the present setting. The results of the present study corroborate with the findings of Dragicevic and co-workers, who concluded that among online gamblers, male sex was not overrepresented in self-excluders, and previous data showing a male majority may be explained by the higher gambling prevalence in men . The present study was, to the best of the authors’ knowledge, one of the few studies examining the characteristics of people who choose to join a nationwide, multi-venue gambling self-exclusion system.

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