KPMG & RGA Create U.K. National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016 -
KPMG & RGA Create U.K. National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme

People are generally responsible when it comes to betting online but there are exceptions and the industry has been trying to help those who require assistance when it comes to controlling a gambling habit. A recent article has revealed that the professional services company KPMG has been asked for help by the Remote Gambling Association to assist in the creation of an online gambling self-exclusion system in the United Kingdom.

To begin with there will be a study conducted by KPMG to determine the scope of the issues and form a focused path for the creation of the National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme. Once a path is determined KPMG will support and advise the Remote Gambling Association during implementation of the project which is expected to be complete by the end of 2017.  

The National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme was proposed in February of this year by the U.K. Gambling Commission and that the online gambling industry would utilizing the trade group Remote Gambling Association create a national online self-exclusion system for U.K. operators.

Clive Hawkswood, CEO of the RGA, commented, “Self-exclusion can be a vitally important tool, especially for problem gamblers or those who are at risk of developing problems.

 “Establishing a cross industry system of this kind raises a host of complex legal, technical, and governance issues. We are therefore delighted to have retained KPMG to help us successfully navigate our way through all of these details with a view to having everything in place before the end of 2017.”

Programme director at UKGC Paul Hope, Programme director at UKGC, commented,  “We are very pleased that the RGA is developing the scheme on behalf of the online sector. The Commission will work with the RGA to achieve our shared objective of a scheme that is focused on what works best for people that would benefit from using it.”


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