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Casino Guru reveals blue paper on global self-exclusion initiative

10 May 2022
4 min. read

Simon V, Casino Guru's GSES lead.

Casino Guru has revealed the blue paper for its global initiative designed to provide gamblers in all jurisdictions with an additional layer of protection through its Global Self-Exclusion System (GSES). Outlined in the company’s blue paper, GSES seeks to create a functioning and reliable way to improve consumer protection online.

GSES will create an opportunity for consumers to exclude privately from online gambling services, thus ensuring that they are not able to gamble in the designated period of the exclusion at any gambling website that is partner to GSES. Casino Guru Sustainable & Safer Gambling Lead Šimon Vincze welcomed the publication of the blue paper and said:

"We are happy to have introduced blue paper to our partners and industry stakeholders, as it outlines the exact functional and technical details of the Global Self-Exclusion System. Discussions are now more concrete than ever before, creating opportunities for tangible collaborations. It is one of the milestones on the roadmap we intend to follow in improving consumer protection."

Casino Guru seeks to collaborate with prominent gambling operators across jurisdictions who are committed to improving overall player protection and who are willing to join the GSES initiative to provide consumers with an additional possible level of security.

The team behind the initiative has set several priorities, including keeping consumers out of harm’s way, ensuring that any entry logged into the GSES respects the privacy of the consumer, and offering a reliable way for players to block their access to gambling.

Casino Guru’s product takes on the ambitious goal to exceed the reach of other blocking and self-exclusion solutions, such as excluding a single operator or using other means to limit consumer gambling.

The company seeks to collaborate with stakeholders, who are prepared to protect their consumers across numerous jurisdictions and seek to establish an independent authority that can preside over GSES that is fully focused on securing new members and improving the overall effectiveness of the solution.

GSES has accounted for a number of potential complications and challenges. The blue paper has looked into key points such as identifying personal details and handling false positives, ensuring the privacy of the shared information, and outlining a roadmap to implement the system. Vincze acknowledged that more needs to be done as well:

"The biggest challenge is probably ensuring widespread implementation of the global scheme among operators and other industry stakeholders. The system is counting on voluntary participation as there probably never will be enforced by regulators. We know there is a need on players' side to exclude globally and will on operators' side to reduce gambling harm. We can achieve widespread implementation with the functional and reliable global system with credible management."

GSES will activate while a consumer is registering at an online gambling website and will rely on an API connection between participating gambling companies that automatically check if a person has self-excluded in the past through the system. To bolster privacy, GSES also works to introduce people to the system even if they are not in any need to self-exclude.

GSES banks on a simple integration with partner companies in order to improve effectiveness and have a better level of success with gambling operators. Casino Guru has also presented several examples in its blue paper explaining how GSES will work in practice and how it strives to protect consumers. Vincze noted that the company has met with several stakeholders to begin working on the system.

"We have met with several big players among operators and platform providers on with whom we will continue with our talks of possible implementation. We have also intensified our relations with player protection and RG research organizations to work together on international self-exclusion standards," he concluded.


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10 May 2022
4 min. read