Cyprus’ National Betting Authority introduces self-exclusion platform

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Cyprus’ National Betting Authority has launched the National Self-Exclusion Platform as part of its Safer Gambling Strategy 2022-2025 to safeguard players.

The NBA stated that the free platform will help players control their betting by self-excluding – temporarily, long-period or indefinitely – from betting activities with all licensed online operators in the Republic of Cyprus.

Once a player has self-excluded, the authority noted that they may only access their betting account to withdraw funds and will no longer be able to create a new account with a licensed operator.

Speaking at a press conference introducing the self-exclusion service, Ioanna Fiakkou, President of the NBA, described the platform as “a robust tool for every player, designed to promote safer betting behaviour and safeguarding vulnerable groups of people”.

“The development of the National Self-Exclusion Platform underscores the NBA’s dedication to player protection and the establishment of a sustainable and fair betting sector,” noted Fiakkou.

“The platform at this point offers self-exclusion from online betting service providers, but its operation is dynamic and poised to integrate additional functionalities. Thus, we extend a public invitation to all stakeholders to join our efforts for safeguarding society and include specific groups such as athletes in the platform’s operations, in collaboration with relevant federations and governmental bodies, to join the platform.

“Through this collaborative effort, we aim to fortify the fight against match-fixing and enhance transparency in sports, aligning with key objectives outlined in the Authority’s strategic framework. 

“We are particularly satisfied to witness the realisation of another significant milestone, as we advance towards achieving the goals set forth in the Safer Gambling Strategy, reinforcing protective measures for the public and fostering the industry’s sustainability in the right direction”.

Players in Cyprus can register for self-exclusion across all betting service providers at