|Ethoca Limited (Ethoca), the pioneer in data-sharing fraud management for internet commerce is extending its service to assist online gaming providers in preventing access to their offerings by individuals who have requested to be excluded from certain types of gaming. |
Internet gambling is different from land-based gambling, in that players are required to register with a provider or login prior to being allowed to play. This makes the potential of a self-exclusion tool in the online gaming world very powerful.
With Ethoca's unique self-exclusion offering, once consent is provided and an individual self-excludes, this information is available to all gaming providers signed up to the service. Individuals who have self-excluded would be prevented from accessing gaming services whether signing up for the first time or returning to play with an existing account.
'All industry participants would have to agree that working together to help persons negatively affected by excessive gambling is much more effective and powerful than trying to do so in isolation” said John Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of the Interactive Gaming Council (IGC). “Promoting responsible gaming is an absolute priority for the IGC and supporting the implementation of an industry-wide self-exclusion feature is common sense.”
He continued: 'At the IGC we have stated that we will work alongside technology partners to provide our membership with tools that ensure a safe, secure environment for players everywhere and we look forward to being involved in this initiative.'
'Industry groups and leading online gaming operators are looking for responsible and effective ways to help problem gamblers exclude themselves from accessing online gaming sites and Ethoca is in a position to help.' added Ethoca President and CEO Andre Edelbrock.