The US National Council on Problem Gambling has issued new guidelines to payment providers, reminding them that they can play a “critical role” in reducing gambling-related harm.
The guidelines consist of a series of steps payment providers can take in order to minimise harm.
The first of these steps is for providers to encourage gamblers to set time and money limits.
“Limits on payments are an important responsible gambling tool,” the NCPG said. “Limits are a consumer-centric approach that emphasizes player control, information and shared responsibility. For limits to be effective they must be able to apply across accounts and types of gambling regardless of the method of payment.”