UK Government to Make it Tough for Offshore Casino Operators

It has been reported in the Daily Mail that the UK Government are currently weighing up the idea of changing UK gambling legislation. The changes proposed will make it much harder, or even impossible, for operators based in foreign countries to access UK customers.

The report identified Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary for the Department of Culture, Media, Olympics and Sport, as a major instigator of these changes as he wages war on gambling addiction. In order to do so, Hunt is reported to be looking towards banning advertising from gambling companies based outside of Britain.

In addition to this, Hunt is also proposing that a ban on the use of credit cards for online gambling, including online casinos, poker, bingo and sports betting, should come into effect. Current ministers are apparently very concerned with the current state of UK gambling legislation that is a result of the 2005 Gambling Act.

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