Tech firms introduce market-wide digital self-exclusion function to US

New program can be linked to 100% of online gaming platforms and 90% of retail casino management systems

Omni-channel payments provider Sightline has partnered with Vancouver-based player management and protection technology provider GameSecure on a self-exclusion tool for the US market.

GameSecure will link its database of self-excluded players with Sightline’s Play+ payments platform to block excluded players from accessing their wallets or any operator’s front-end content.

Sightline founder Kirk Sanford said the firm’s ecosystem connects to 100% of all digital platforms and over 90% of all casino management systems in the market.

The partnership aims to better develop the US’ approach to responsible gambling, currently in a very nascent stage.

GameSecure co-founder Cameron Conn said: “We strongly believe there is not a singular solution to completely address all aspects of player protection and responsible gaming, however, partnerships like these allow for better solutions that will give continued insights into at-risk behavior for improved responsible gaming programs.”

The partnership was endorsed by the executive director of US National Council on Problem Gaming, Keith Whyte.

According to Whyte, no such digital self-exclusion program existed in the market prior to this deal.

In March, GVC was hit with a $81,000 fine by the New Jersey DGE for allowing self-excluded players to continue to bet via its Borgata Casino online offering.

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