Responsible gambling initiatives continue to pick up steam as the legal and regulated gambling sector continues to grow. Lots of operators are now joining the fight against gambling-related harm and we are seeing even more developments in terms of laws and policies. For instance, authorities in regulated markers and their regulators have been pressing gambling operators to ensure that they provide safe gaming environments as well as plenty of resources that can be of use to players who may need it.
BetMGM, one of the most popular online gambling brands in the world, has recently made it even easier for its users to seek and get help by integrating GameSense into its online casino, poker, and sportsbook in the United States. This move further affirms the operator’s commitment to ensuring player safety in whichever way possible.
The operator’s parent company, MGM Resorts, had already been leveraging the capabilities of GameSense on its other brands since 2017 and it was only a matter of time before it extended the same to its operations in the United States. The only difference is that with BetMGM, the GameSense program will be exclusively online.
Before the integration of the new program, BetMGM was already offering responsible gambling education to its users albeit in other forms.
What GameSense Is Bringing to the Table
BetMGM customers who will opt to use GameSense will be treated to several services that will ultimately come in handy in helping them get help or even keep their gambling activities in check. One of the most notable aspects of the new integrated program is the self-exclusion feature. This will now only work on the online casino but can also be used in case a gamer would like to self-exclude from land-based casinos as well. Players can set different self-exclusion periods ranging from as little as six months to three years.
When it comes to enrolling for GameSense’s self-exclusion service, players can either do it online or in person. The registration details will depend on where one is located as well as the type of gambling that a may be trying to exclude from.
Another great feature also allows the program’s users to speak to other people about the gambling problems they may be facing. This is made possible through an online source or forum known as Gamtalk where players cannot only ask questions or chat with other people who may be having the same problems.