Month: January 2020

UK Gambling Regulator Bans Credit Card Gambling

Earlier this week, the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) announced its plans to impose a ban on the use of credit cards for both retail and online gambling. The ban which is supposed to take effect on April 14 applies to all forms of gambling except for over-the-counter National Lottery tickets that are usually sold by newsagents and at lottery stores. According to Neil McArthur, CEO of the Gambling Commission, credit card gambling has the potential to cause significant financial harm to whoever uses them to gamble. By imposing a ban on the use of these cards for gambling...

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Royal Society of Public Health Weighs in On Video Game Gambling

2020 is finally here and the United Kingdom’s gambling industry is bracing for a number of sweeping changes. Efforts to clean up the industry have been ramped over the past year and are not set to take center stage as more developments come into place. However, it is not the only sector that is going to be in the spotlight in 2020. Video games now have a deeper relationship with gambling several parties are beginning to take notice of this rather controversial situation. In late December 2019, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) finally weighed in on the...

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