The football player of the national team of Scotland asked for blocking his access to bookmakers

3 May 2017

The football player of the national team of Scotland whose name is unknown agreed to the procedure of self-exception.

blocking his access to bookmakers

For a year the bookmakers won’t accept his bets.

The football player whose transfer cost is more than $10 million was suffering from a game addiction and he made the decision to undergo the procedure of self-exception as Daily Record reports.

The football player contacted the bookmaker company Ladbrokes and now for 12 months the company won’t accept his bets. It is not clear whether the football player contacted other bookmakers with a similar request.

According to football club’s sources the reason that made him seek the help was changes of mood caused by gambling.

The procedure of self-exception means that the client fills in the questionnaire in which he specifies personal data, betting shops which he used most often, and also he attaches passport photos. After that for a year even if he decides to bet, the staff of the bookmaker company won’t accept his bet.

After 12 months the client can claim to renew access to the bookmaker services, or prolong a self-exception for a year.

Earlier the football player of Burnley Joey Barton was disqualified for 1,5 years for practicing betting. During the period from 2006 till 2016 the midfielder made 1260 bets on football matches, playing for the English clubs. The player admitted his deeds and received medical treatment for a game addiction. It is not the first disqualification of Barton. While playing for Rangers the midfielder had made 44 bets but at the same time he didn't bet on the club. The football player was disqualified for one match.

The investigation had found out that the midfielder made 42 bets on matches with participation of his teams, in particular, in 15 cases he made bets on the fact that his team will lose.

The player declared that he is disappointed by the punishment and FA should look over bookmakers’ addiction. The association noticed that the disqualification is the easiest possible punishment for such violation.

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