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UK bans credit gambling citing adult addiction

UK gaming companies.  PHOTO | BMS
   UK gaming companies.  PHOTO | BMS

UK government bans gambling on credit cards. The government claims that adults in the UK are possessed and addicted to betting. 


The UK is considered to be the most addicted gambling country in Europe.  Gambling will be done by only liquid cash rather than credit cards.  



The ban comes into force on April 14 and follows a review of online gambling by the commission and public consultations in August and November.


It will apply to online and offline gambling, with the exception of some lotteries, and is designed to provide a "significant layer of additional protection" to vulnerable people.


Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur said: “Credit card gambling can lead to significant financial harm.


"The ban that we have announced today should minimize the risks of harm to consumers from gambling with money they do not have, "


The UK has 24 million adults in Great Britain gamble, with 10.5 million of those gambling online.

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