In the UK, Tony Blair decided in 2005 to relax the rules in online gambling. Though he mentioned that he doesn’t gamble, he said that other people do. Nowadays, it has become a bit more tricky for a number of reasons. One, you now have smartphones. A huge part of bets is now coming from these devices. In addition to this, you can see a lot of advertisements on TV and even online regarding betting. In fact, the UK has become a hub for online casinos and online gambling industry in general.
Last year, the government took notice on the fixed-odds betting terminals. It has significantly limited the stake per spin. And this means that there is also lesser chances that a person is going to get addicted to these devices. Last week, there are other changes implemented in the rules as Labour MP Tom Watson imposed further restrictions. Many in the gambling industry are now cautious about the changes. Though the income has actually increased, the number of people gambling has been maintained.
Do you agree that these changes in the UK’s laws are enough? Do you think that there should be more control in the industry? Or is the government on the right path since the gambling industry in the UK has been inviting those people who really don’t have the money to spend on their daily needs?