Latvia Introduces Responsible Gambling Program

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Latvia has launched a responsible gambling initiative beginning from the New Year that offers the players an option to self-exclude themselves from gaming operations.

After the Latvian government approving the self-exclusion program, it came into force January 1. players can ban themselves from both online and land-based gaming operations for one year.

“The purpose of the register of self-denied persons is to protect the public interest and the right of natural persons to refrain from excessive gambling activities, including interactive gambling, or participation in interactive lotteries,” the Lottery and Gambling Supervisory Authority (IAUI) said. The exclusion applies to participation in all statutory gambling and interactive lotteries.”

The IAUI stated that 125 people requested state-funded support for problems related to their gambling addiction last year. It is one of the reasons behind the launch of this program, for promoting Latvia as a responsible gambling market.