20. SELF-EXCLUSION

20.1. You may be entitled to lodge requests for a temporary cool off, self-exclusion or indefinite self-exclusion by using the responsible gaming function available on Your Account, via the Account, My Details, Responsible Gaming section of Your Account or by clicking here. If you opt to use any of the cool off or self-exclusion tools in connection with Your Account, the Inactive Account Fee will not be deducted from Your Account and the account balance (less any bonuses) in Your Account will be returned to you, subject to the terms of this Agreement. We reserve the right to take any of the above measures ourselves in respect of your Account in Our sole discretion.

20.2. If You have elected to use any of the self-exclusion tools in connection with any of the Platforms provided by any Group company from time to time, You acknowledge and agree that You are not permitted to open or use an Account with any other Group company ('Additional Group Account') during the self-exclusion period You have selected.

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In the event that you have managed to open or use an Account with any of the Platforms provided by any Group company while you have elected to self-exclude, We will take all reasonable measures to prevent You from wagering any real money gameplay across our services within 48 hours. In the event that we are able to link Accounts opened on a Platform provided by any Group company to self-excluded individuals, We shall take all reasonable steps to prevent access to that Account within 48 hours of becoming aware.

20.3. In the event of a breach by You of 20.2 above, We and/or any Group company shall additionally be entitled (but not obliged) to suspend any funds You may deposit (or have previously deposited) in any Additional Group Account.

20.4. For the avoidance of doubt, in the event of a breach by You of 20.2 above, neither We nor any Group company shall be liable to refund to You any funds You may wager in any Additional Group Account during the self-exclusion period You have selected.

20.5. Customers based in the United Kingdom may use the online “GAMSTOP” Self-Exclusion Service.

20.5.1. In addition to our own internal self-exclusion facility detailed in this section 20, we are registered with the self-exclusion service provided by The National Online Self Exclusion Scheme Limited (“GAMSTOP”). Successfully registering with the GAMSTOP self-exclusion service will prevent you from accessing all online gambling websites and apps run by companies licensed as members of the service. You can find out more details about the GAMSTOP self-exclusion service by visiting www.gamstop.co.uk.

20.5.2. In circumstances where You successfully register to use the GAMSTOP self-exclusion service, We will take all reasonable steps, whilst Your self-exclusion is “active”, to prevent You from accessing Your online accounts, or opening new online accounts, using our online gambling website and apps.

20.5.3. We are only able to operate self-exclusion under the GAMSTOP self-exclusion service on the basis of information You provide to GAMSTOP as part of Your registration to use the GAMSTOP self-exclusion service. We will not be responsible for any failure on Our part to spot any errors made by You or GAMSTOP when providing this information.

20.5.4. You are reminded that it is in Your interests to provide GAMSTOP with truthful and accurate details, consistent with those which You use/have used to set up any online accounts with Us. It is Your responsibility to keep the information provided to GAMSTOP up to date. We will not be responsible for You failing to keep this information up to date.

20.5.5. The GAMSTOP self-exclusion service will only prevent You from accessing those online accounts that match the details You have provided to GAMSTOP as part of Your self-exclusion application. Similarly, the GAMSTOP self-exclusion service will only prevent You from opening new online accounts where the personal information You provide to Us matches the details You have provided to GAMSTOP as part of Your self-exclusion application. We will not therefore be responsible for failing to prevent access to Your online accounts or prohibiting the opening of new online accounts, in circumstances where inaccurate, inconsistent and/or incomplete information is provided to Us and/or GAMSTOP.

20.5.6. Please note that under the Terms of Use You agree with GAMSTOP, Your self-exclusion will be activated as soon as possible after Your application has been processed. Whilst GAMSTOP make every effort to do this within 24 hours, this cannot be guaranteed. However, once the self-exclusion has been successful and is activated on GAMSTOP’s operating systems, the self-exclusion will take effect on Our operating systems (albeit You are strongly advised to also inform Us of your participation in the GAMSTOP self-exclusion service – please see paragraph 20.6.8 below).

20.5.7. To ensure that You get the full benefit of the self-exclusion facility available under the GAMSTOP self-exclusion service, You are advised to also contact the online gambling operators You use to confirm that Your application to register with the GAMSTOP self-exclusion service has been successful. You can do this by Contacting Us.

20.5.8. When contacting Us to confirm that Your application to register with the GAMSTOP self-exclusion service has been successful, please confirm the following information (You are reminded that the information You provide to Us and GAMSTOP must be accurate, consistent and complete to ensure You can fully benefit from the GAMSTOP self-exclusion service):

20.5.8.1 name;

20.5.8.2 online account username;

20.5.8.3 address; and

20.5.8.4 date of birth.

20.5.9 After expiry of the minimum exclusion period agreed between You and GAMSTOP, You will be required to contact GAMSTOP direct to arrange for Your self-exclusion to be deactivated. Whilst GAMSTOP make every effort to deactivate Your self-exclusion as soon as possible, this cannot be guaranteed. Please note that We cannot process deactivation on Your behalf. All requests to GAMSTOP for deactivation of Your self-exclusion will also be subject to a 24 hour “cooling-off” period. Once Your self-exclusion has been successfully deactivated, You will be able to access Your online accounts/open new online accounts with Us. In circumstances where You do not contact GAMSTOP to deactivate Your self-exclusion after the period of exclusion You have agreed with GAMSTOP expires, Your self-exclusion will continue for a further 7 years, after which the self-exclusion will be deactivated.

20.5.10 You agree not to attempt to open new online accounts, log into any of Your existing online accounts, or in any other way try to circumvent GAMSTOP’s or Our operating systems/mechanisms for the duration of your self-exclusion. The GAMSTOP self-exclusion service is intended to assist You with responsibly managing Your online gambling with Us. As confirmed in GAMSTOP’s Terms of Use, the service is not intended to function as a replacement for willpower, is not “foolproof” and we cannot therefore guarantee that it will always result in You being denied access to Your online accounts, or refused when applying to open new online accounts.

20.5.11 Having implemented reasonable checks and safeguards to ensure that whilst You are self-excluded under the GAMSTOP self-exclusion service You cannot access an existing online account or open a new online account with Us, We cannot be held liable to You or any third party if You are able to continue to gamble using Our online gambling website and/or apps (this will also include opening/accessing accounts in-shop in circumstances where these are linked to Your online accounts).

20.5.12 In addition, in no circumstances will We be liable to You or any third party if You are able to access Your online accounts or open new online accounts during a period of self-exclusion under the GAMSTOP self-exclusion service for reasons outside of Our reasonable control. This will include circumstances where the operating systems utilised by GAMSTOP fail to properly and/or instantaneously identify You and/or Your online accounts as subject to self-exclusion when You attempt to use Our online gambling website and/or apps.