Caesars Entertainment, the Reno-based casino operator, has announced that it plans to bolster its responsible gaming policies during Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The company intends to roll out its self-exclusion program to promote responsible gambling practices, which will be implemented across all of its gaming operations by the end of March.
Additionally, Caesars Rewards access will be restricted to customers aged over 21, following the respective laws that apply age restrictions to all domestic gaming, parimutuel, sports, and iGaming features. The self-exclusion programs are designed to help treat gambling addictions, raise awareness among gamblers so that they can recognize the problem and request that the casino bar them from further gambling.
The step has been welcomed by Brett Abarbanel, executive director of UNLV’s International Gaming Institute, who considers it an incredibly helpful change to the self-exclusion tool, often a big asset in problem gambling treatment settings:
“This is something that responsible gambling/public health advocates have been suggesting for a long time, and it’s an incredibly helpful change to the self-exclusion tool, which is often a big asset in problem gambling treatment settings, too.”
While self-exclusion is voluntary, the method poses certain challenges, and excluded gamblers are usually caught upon identification following their jackpot wins.
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