The gambling thing again (compare and contrast to porn regulation)

Gambling with credit cards to be banned in bid to protect consumers

“chief executive of the Gambling Commission, said: ​”Credit card gambling can lead to significant financial harm. The ban that we have announced today should minimise the risks of harm to consumers from gambling with money they do not have.

“We realise that this change will inconvenience those consumers who use credit cards responsibly but we are satisfied that reducing the risk of harm to other consumers means that action must be taken.”

“There is clear evidence of harm from consumers betting with money they do not have, so it is absolutely right that we act decisively to protect them.

“In the past year we have introduced a wave of tougher measures, including cutting the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals, bringing in tighter age and identity checks for online gambling and expanding national specialist support through the NHS Long Term Plan.”

Some boys are problem gamblers by 17 as one in eight admit regularly betting

“To protect these vulnerable young people from gambling harm requires a combination of education, legislation and appropriate treatment services,”

A spokesman for the Betting and Gaming Council, the UK gambling industry’s trade association, said: “Rigorous age verification checks introduced by our members mean that it is now virtually impossible for anyone under the age of 18 to gamble online.”

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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/01/14/gambling-credit-cards-banned-bid-protect-consumers/

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/04/boys-problem-gamblers-17-one-eight-admit-regularly-betting/

AND, from the prize hypocrites at the Graun:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jan/14/gambling-watchdog-bans-credit-cards-for-online-betting-sites

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jan/16/mental-health-chief-appeals-to-bookmakers-over-gambling-addiction

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jan/16/betfred-owners-make-millions-from-company-treating-gambling-addicts

The gambling thing again (compare and contrast to porn regulation)

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