idPair announces rollout of universal self-exclusion tool in 4 states

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For years responsible gambling advocates in the gambling space have said a multi-jurisdictional self-exclusion program is something to aspire towards.

Today, the National Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program (NVSEP) took the first step towards making that aspiration a reality. Technology company idPair announced Tuesday that free self-exclusion assistance is coming to a quartet of states: Tennessee, Michigan, Iowa and Colorado.

“For the first time ever, individuals seeking a wider level of protection can self-exclude from multiple states in a streamlined fashion. While today we announce our ability to provide free assistance with self-exclusion in each of these 4 states, more jurisdictions are on the way, as we accelerate toward our goal of removing barriers for people seeking protection across all gambling jurisdictions and products,” said idPair CEO Jonathan Aiwazian.

Each state offers its own process for self-excluding from gambling and that process can often involve several barriers like in-person meetings and notarization to accomplish.

Through NVSEP, users can take advantage of a free online notary and submit a form that will self-exclude them from all four states. While this group of states doesn’t share a lot in common, the idea of NVSEP is to onboard more states in the future.

As part of the announcement, idPair did emphasize that, while these states are available, the initiative does not consist of an official relationship between regulators in the state and the NVSEP.