Gambling exclusion maintains steady trend

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The Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ) received 97 applications for casino exclusion in the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest data released by the Bureau on its website.
Of the total, 80 applications consisted of ‘self-exclusion’ requests, while the remaining 17 applications constituted ‘third-party exclusion’ requests.
For the whole year of 2016, DICJ received 351 applications for casino exclusion, four less applications than for 2015. Total applications received in 2014 amounted to 280.
According to Law No. 10/2012, ‘Regulating the Conditions of Entering, Working and Gaming at Casinos,’ applications for exclusion can be filed by an individual (‘self-exclusion’) or by one of his or her family members (‘third-party exclusion’), following which the Director of DICJ may prohibit the person from entering all or some of the casinos in the city for a maximum period of two years.