Empowering Players to Pause

About PlayPause

Modernizing and Strengthening Responsible Gaming Programs

PlayPause is an innovative tool designed to modernize and strengthen the effectiveness of the U.S. iGaming and online sports betting industry’s responsible gaming programs. It provides an efficient way for operators and regulators to enhance their responsible gaming programs across multiple states. PlayPause is made available through Conscious Gaming, the philanthropic organization started by the founders of GeoComply to leverage advanced technology to better protect consumers and enhance responsible gaming.


PlayPause is an information-sharing tool, centered around self-exclusion and impermissible bettor policies, where all industry stakeholders — players, operators, regulators and sports leagues — contribute encrypted data to a national repository to ensure those that need to take a pause or be precluded from placing wagers, can easily do so.

How it Works

The PlayPause system works differently depending on who is using it. Here is an overview.

Benefits of PlayPause

Utilizing Advanced Technology, PlayPause:

Shares information securely, utilizing no personally identifiable information

Creates a national repository for the first time, eliminating silos

Allows customizable approaches, to meet the needs of individual stakeholders while still ensuring responsible gaming objectives are met for the industry

Streamlines the process for all, making it quick, convenient, simple and effective

Addresses and meets the needs of all the spokes in the wheel, so momentum carries forward for everyone

What It Does

Offered by Conscious Gaming, PlayPause will:

Expand the protective responsible gaming bubble, so as players move from state-to-state, the protection they have asked for moves with them

Function across multiple states to stop incidents of crossing a state line and continuing to gamble

Empower operators to strengthen responsible gaming programs and make more data driven decisions, with greater insight into players that have already signed up in one state but need to be recognized and protected if/when they seek to play in another

Streamline the administrative burdens and eliminate the silos associated with maintaining numerous separate state-operated exclusion lists

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