Gambling within the UK has had a long history steeped into the culture of the nation’s entertainment and sporting scenes.
But tighter law changes are likely incoming for UK gambling, as we prepare for an overhaul of the UK Gambling Act – with the government attempting to prevent more cases of problem gamblers in the country.
Speaking on the Smart Betting Club Podcast, Neil Channing revealed he is pessimistic about the law changes, in particular the affordability checks for potential problem gamblers.
“I can see why people are quite upset about the idea of sending in hugely detailed financial information,” stated Channing.
“You might get an email from the operator saying that you need to contact them. They’re going to ask you questions like ‘are you happy with the amount you’ve been losing etc.
They might turn around and say we need to review your account and you’re going to have to send in affordability stuff. The most likely thing they’ll ask you for is a P60 and a bank statement.”
Also during the podcast, Channing discussed black market betting and how stricter tests could force players to seek unregulated markets.
The single customer view concept, UK politics and much more was discussed between Channing and the host.