When someone tells me 'no,' it doesn't mean I can't do it,
it simply means I can't do it with them.
—Karen E. Quinones-Miller
27th March 2018  
 
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The Story

The UK Gambling Commission has identified the disallowance of gambling on credit as one of the five areas of concern where it will be exercising further intervention.

 

The gambling regulator wants to prevent punters from spending money
they don’t have.

As part of its Review of Online Gambling, the UKGC said that it is reviewing the proposal to ban online gambling credit because it believes that gambling with credit cards “increases the risk that consumers will gamble more than they can afford.” The UKGC’s ban will surely impact online gambling in the country as credit cards account for anywhere from 10% to 20% of all online gambling deposits. However, they are also wary of the impacts of the said ban as it may force patrons to take riskier funding options.

Aside from disallowing online gambling with credit cards, the other areas of concern that the UKGC identified include using online customer data to predict customer behavior; reviewing game and product elements that encourage gamblers to exceed their limits; confiscating funds in dormant accounts; and implementing diligence roadblocks when customers withdraw funds from their accounts.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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