Many British congressmen have a united front now against the gambling operators based on the dangers of the gambling addiction and how this activity left unchecked can cause many persons lose all their money and have family problems that can lead to divorce, fights and even murder or suicide so for this reason the congressmen have made a group called “Gambling Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group” and they want the next regulations to be applied: £2 stake limit on online slot machines, investigation into non-disclosure agreements, An end to betting by credit card (this one could be the most important one), Restrictions on “VIP” accounts.
The group also has some recommendations like “the Gambling companies need to significantly improve the measures they take to protect vulnerable or at-risk gamblers” and “We recommend a review is undertaken of the use of bonuses and incentives by gambling operators to determine whether they contribute to harmful gambling.”
Only a few days ago and trying to avoid these regulations the top 10 gambling operators from the United Kingdom agreed to 5 commitments:
Prevent underage gambling and protect young people
Increase support for treatment of gambling harm
Strengthen and expand codes of practice for marketing and advertising
Protect and empower the costumers and promote a safer gambling culture.
Nevertheless, the Gambling Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group considers that these 5 commitments are not enough and are pushing for the regulations and they may even have the Support of Boris Johnson soon.