A key aspect of self-exclusion programs for problem gamblers is the signing of a deed, embodying the aspirations and obligations of a self-identified problem gambler who wishes to exclude himself or herself from nominated gaming areas. A central aspect of this deed, and the legal issues more generally, is the issue of forcible removal from the premises identified in the instrument. This question is at the heart of enforcement of the expectations and aspirations of self-exclusion programs. In legal terms the issue is an old one, sitting within the law of trespass, assault and battery. In practical terms, the issue affects the key stakeholders in self-exclusion schemes: the gaming establishment, its staff and the self-excluded problem gambler. This paper examines the concept of ‘reasonable force’ in the removal of the problem gambler from nominated premises.
|Title of host publication||Legal knowledge|
|Subtitle of host publication||learning, communicating and doing : proceedings of the ALTA 2006 conference|
|Place of Publication||Lindfield, NSW|
|Publisher||Australasian Law Teachers Association Secretariat|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||ALTA 2006 conference : legal knowledge : learning communicating doing - Melbourne, Vic.|
Duration: 4 Jul 2006 → 7 Jul 2006
|Conference||ALTA 2006 conference : legal knowledge : learning communicating doing|
|Period||4/07/06 → 7/07/06|
- problem gamblers
- compulsive gambling
Croucher, R., & Croucher, J. (2006). Excluding the self-excluded: reasonable force and the problem gambler in Australia. In Legal knowledge: learning, communicating and doing : proceedings of the ALTA 2006 conference Lindfield, NSW: Australasian Law Teachers Association Secretariat.