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New Jersey responsible gaming focus ‘effective’, says study

Responsible gambling features and initiatives in the US state of New Jersey are proving effective, according to a new report by the Rutgers Centre for Gambling Studies.

The ‘Internet Gaming in New Jersey’ study said 14% of gamblers in the state used responsible gaming features in 2015, with the 25-34 age group more prone to imposing limitations on themselves.

The report also found that while just 23% of online players are women, 40% of those that opted for responsible gaming features were women, indicating that around 25% of women use such tools.

In contrast, just 60% of men used the features, representing just 14% overall.

The most popular feature proved to be self-exclusion, through which a player can opt out of gambling and automatically ban themselves from any gaming website in the state. Just under 10,000 punters selected this option.

In the previous year, deposit limits were the most common feature, with 1.3% of players restricting the amounts they could load into websites.

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