The UK Government Restricting Online Casino Betting
Written by Phoebe
Published date · July 7, 2022 | Last Updated · Dec. 15, 2022 | Read Time: 1 mins
More restrictive rules are being considered for online casinos
The UK government is contemplating restricting online casino wagers to encourage players to play responsibly. Ministers are contemplating limiting values of £2 to £5 for online casinos, and a prohibition on free bets as the UK changes the nearly two-decade-old gambling legislation to address addiction risks. In addition, online casinos might be expected to incorporate a type of affordability economical test to demonstrate how much consumers can spend responsibly. Gaming firms may also be obliged to eliminate aspects of online games that raise the risk level for players, such as fast games where players can lose money more quickly.
According to recent statistics, one in four Britons now place bets online, according to recent statistics issued by the commission, making it the most popular form of gambling in the UK. In light of allegations that the present law is insufficient to address the increase in online gaming, the UK government will release a White Paper on gambling reform in the upcoming weeks. The Gambling Commission, which supervises the sector, may be given greater powers and more funds if industry levies are raised. The government is also considering loosening laws for physical casino operators, allowing them to install up to 80 gaming machines, up from 20.