After Adda52 announced the responsible gaming feature on its website last month, online poker website 9stacks has also announced a similar initiative, with an aim to protecting users from the negative effects of uncontrolled gaming and providing a safe and comfortable experience to consumers.
9stack’s initiative, similar to Adda52’s includes features that allows users to create their own limits, for cash games, tournament buy-ins and deposits.
Using the deposit limit feature, the online poker portal allows users to set restrictions on the amount of money a user can deposit within a week and also allows the player the option to restrict himself from depositing any amount for a week.
Another feature unveiled by the website also allows players to register for ‘self-exclusion’. Using this feature, users can prevent themselves from playing any poker games or tournaments on the websites for periods ranging from 12 hours to three months.
Commenting on the responsible gaming feature, Sudhir Kamath, CEO of 9Stacks stated, “For us, responsible gaming is about protecting our players from the potential negative consequences of online gaming. Via Responsible Gaming, we aim to ensure that our users have a safe experience while playing on 9stacks. We will give full freedom to the users to create their own playing limits so that they can control their actions, and play safely at the same time.”
Industry bodies such as the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), the Rummy Federation (TRF) and the Indian Federation for Sports Gaming (IFSG) have been advocating that all online gaming companies undertake responsible gaming and player protection measures and adopt certain consumer friendly policies.