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Laws Regarding Winning Pay-Outs to Self-Excluded Players

July 19, 2018 July 20, 2018 David Nugent

The most extreme course of action a gambler can take when they have admitted to themselves that their gambling activities are getting out of hand, will be for them to self exclude themselves from each casino they play at.

It is now possible and a very simple and hassle free procedure for any player to do so, for they must first fill in a self-exclusion form that is issued by the casino or casinos that they are playing at, in most cases they are also required to supply a recent photograph of themselves, or one could be taken in the casino, and then they will be banned from that venue for life.

However, some people that do have a gambling problem and may have self excluded themselves from a casino may at some point in time then try to sneak into that venue and continue their gambling activities.

The laws are straight forward in such situations, and they state that at no time should a gambler be able to profit from their gambling activities in a venue or at a gambling related site they have chosen to self exclude themselves from.

As such if a player does manage to enter for example a land based casino and gamble, any winnings they do achieve when doing so can be confiscated by the operator of those venues!

Self Exclusion a Procedure That Helps

When a gambler hits rock bottom as it is known they can and often will be in a dangerous state of mind, and thoughts of suicide can overcome them and some people have acted on those thoughts.

However, by getting help and support it can be and is possible for such people to get their lives back on track, no matter how desperate their current situation may be, and self exclusion really is an excellent way for them to put the temptation to gamble out of their reach.

Support Groups Available

If you do ever find yourself in a situation where your gambling is out of hand or you are concerned about somebody who may be displaying signs of having a gambling related  problem, then always be aware that there is support on hand 24 hours a day no matter where you happen to live in the world.

Support groups such as Gamblers Anonymous have been around for a great many years and offer one to one, and also group therapy session, which really can and will help.

Organisations such as GamCare can also assist in a gambler with a problem putting together a plan to get their financials back on track and also help with self exclusions. Not matte how desperate a situation you may find yourself in, please do seek the help and support of others.

It really will be like a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders when you do admit to yourself that you have a problem and then get help, support and advice to help overcome that problem too.

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David Nugent


Hi, my name is David and I am the chief editor of, I am proud to bring you all latest legal matters concerning the casino industry , I am a keen casino player working for some of biggest brands for the last 15+ years

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