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Several J'cans opt for voluntary bans to rein in gambling habit

Oct 8th, 2022 | Category: EDITORS' FORUM | 4:10
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#JamaicaGleaner #Gambling #BGLC #BettingGamingLotteriesCommission OCTOBER 8, 2022: Fifty-two Jamaicans are currently enrolled in a voluntary intervention programme led by RISE Life Management Services, which assists those struggling with their gambling habits in stepping away from such activities and refocus their lives and finances. Dubbed the the Voluntary Self Exclusion Programme (VSEP), the initiative is designed to call gamblers' attention to their problems. Once a ban is requested and initiated, the patron is prohibited from accessing all gaming lounges islandwide for the specified time period. Patrons can request a three-month, six-month, one-year or a lifetime ban from gaming lounges. Programme coordinator Richard Henry said the non-governmental organisation receives an average of three requests per month and noted that some gamblers withdraw before the ban

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