Swedish regulator launches updated self-exclusion scheme

| By Robert Fletcher
Sweden’s national gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has rolled out an updated version of its Spelpaus.se self-exclusion program.
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The new version, which was first announced in March, has been designed to be more user-friendly, as well as offer easier access to guidance and information on gambling problems.

Other features on the updated Spelpaus.se website, which went live today (31 May), include an option for players to extend a period of self-exclusion. 

Spelinspektionen said users already registered with Spelpaus.se will not be affected by the update, while the way licensees interact with Spelpaus.se, including checking against the list for self-excluded players, will remain the same.

Since launching three years ago, more than 75,000 Swedish consumers have signed up to self-exclude from gambling through Spelpaus.se.

“If you play too much and for more money than you can afford, it is important to be able to easily and quickly break that pattern and take a break from playing,” Spelinspektionen director general Camilla Rosenberg said.

“Spelpaus.se does not solve a gambling addiction but can mean that you have time to reflect on your gambling habits and the opportunity to change them for the better or choose not to play again.”

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