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Limitation on Play

237. (1) A registered customer may, by written notice to a Category 1 eGambling licensee, set a limit on his gambling activity with that licensee in accordance with one or more of the means specified in paragraph (2).

(2) A limit may be set under paragraph (1) in relation to the amount a customer –

(a) may deposit during a period of time specified in the notice;

(b) may lose by way of a maximum amount that may be lost by reference to –

(i) a number of gambling transactions; or

(ii) a period of time,

 

as specified in the notice; or

 

(c) may wager.

 

(3) A limit set under paragraph (2)(c) may be set –

 

(a) in relation to a single gambling transaction or any number of gambling transactions;

(b) by way of a maximum limit that may be wagered over a number of gambling transactions specified in the notice or effected during a period of time specified in the notice; or

(c) at zero.

 

(4) A Category 1 eGambling licensee who has received a notice under paragraph (1), shall not –

 

(a) accept a deposit; or

(b) permit a customer to lose; or

(c) debit a wager from the customer’s funds held by it; or

(d) require an associate holding the customer’s funds to debit a wager from those funds,
in excess of a limit set out in the notice.

 

(5) A Category 1 eGambling licensee who has received a notice under paragraph (1) from a customer setting his limit in accordance with paragraphs (2)(c) and (3)(c) at zero shall not directly market or otherwise publicise its gambling services to that customer whilst the customer’s limit continues at zero.

 

(6) A Category 1 eGambling licensee who has received a notice under paragraph (1) shall not, directly or indirectly, encourage the customer who has set that limit to raise or remove it.

 

(7) A customer who has set a limit under this regulation may change or remove the limit by further written notice to the Category 1 eGambling licensee.

 

(8) A notice in accordance with paragraph (7) increasing or removing a limit shall not have effect unless –

(a) at least 24 hours have passed since the Category 1 eGambling licensee received the notice;   and

(b) the customer has not notified the Category 1 eGambling licensee of his intention to withdraw the notice.

 

(9) A notice reducing a limit has effect on its receipt by the Category 1 eGambling licensee.

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