Gambler’s Request to be Banned From Online Gambling Sites Fails

Gambler’s Request to be Banned From Online Gambling Sites Fails

Written by: ava carson on 27/12/2011 15:30

A gambler from France addicted to online gambling voluntarily wanted to be removed from accessing any gaming sites including land based casinos.

After registering with the interior ministry a year ago the 37 year old from Reims was still able to gamble. The system failed by registering the man on the banned list with a wrong address.

Gamblers who are addicted can register with the ministry under French law and will be removed from all internet gambling and or casinos. Many land based and online gambling portals have an option to opt out and be blocked from placing any wagers.

The problem gambler hired lawyer Emmanuel Ludot and is now suing the government for 100,000 euros ($133,000), allowing him to still make wagers. "It's all well and good to moralise about online games but we all know that they rely on the addiction and sickness of players," Ludot said.

The case is now under way in legal proceedings with interior ministry refusing to comment. The interior has 36,000 gamblers registered currently on the banned list.

The question at large is should the gambler be responsible for not reporting it immediately that he still had free reign to gamble or is the government responsible due to an uncontrollable addiction.

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