The Australian government has today (21 August) announced the launch of the country’s new national self-exclusion register, BetStop.
Players can self-exclude from gambling for a minimum of three months and for as long as their lifetime. BetStop covers all licensed interactive wagering service providers in Australia, including online and telephone-based operators.
Operators must block self-excluded players from opening account and cannot accept any bets from these customers. Licensees must also ensure they do not send any marketing materials to those on the register.
In addition, operators are required to promote BetStop including on their websites and apps, as well as in marketing material sent to customers.
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The launch of BetStop has been a long time coming, with plans to launch a register announced in June 2022. Today’s launch is in line with a timetable set out by the government last month.