Excluding the self-excluded

reasonable force and the problem gambler in Australia

Rosalind Croucher, John Croucher

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLegal knowledge
Subtitle of host publicationlearning, communicating and doing : proceedings of the ALTA 2006 conference
Place of PublicationLindfield, NSW
PublisherAustralasian Law Teachers Association Secretariat
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventALTA 2006 conference : legal knowledge : learning communicating doing - Melbourne, Vic.
Duration: 4 Jul 20067 Jul 2006

Conference

ConferenceALTA 2006 conference : legal knowledge : learning communicating doing
CityMelbourne, Vic.
Period4/07/067/07/06

Keywords

  • problem gamblers
  • compulsive gambling

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    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.