November is National Responsible Gambling Awareness Month

This Year’s Theme is Self-Exclusion Programme in Partnership with the Industry both Operators and Regulators 

The term “self-exclusion” or “voluntary exclusion” usually refers to a policy enacted by some governments and/or individual casinos as a way of addressing the issue of problem gambling. Self-exclusion arrangements in South Africa are provided for in the National Gambling Act (2004) and its Regulations.

In gambling establishments that have enacted self-exclusion programme, any persons that wish to be excluded can voluntarily request that their name be added to the self-exclusion list. If their application is accepted, the person in question becomes legally banned from all participating licensed establishments. If a person who has been added to the self-exclusion list enters or attempts to enter a all participating establishment that participates in the self-exclusion program, they can be arrested and charged with trespassing. In addition, any winnings in their possession at the time of arrest can be confiscated and donated to the National Gambling Board.