Betting Operators Asked to Remove Slots Appealing to Children

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Operators Were Ordered to Remove Jack and the Bean Stalk and Peter Pan Slots by UK Gambling Commission

The UK Gambling Commission and the Advertising Standards Authority have pulled together and ordered several online betting operators to remove Jack and the Bean Stalk and Peter Pan slots. The gaming authority ordered the betting companies to immediately take down the games because of the appealing to children.

More than 450 online websites received a four-page letter concerning the cartoon characters being used to promote the online games with different betting encouragements ranging between 1p up to 600.

The gaming authorities are claiming that the kids cartoon, and color schemes will entice children and lure them to gambling. The Sunday Times posted the article regarding the situation confirming that the ASA and Commission deemed the two games from being used as advertisements and demanding that the regulations set forth by the Committee of Advertising Practice be enforced and complied by.

The Remote Gambling Association signed the letter with some of the highlights saying that the two games in question are unacceptable especially with more than 450,000 children in Wales and England.

The reason for the growing concerns is due to fears that the next generation will be at great risk for problem gambling, something that is 100% controllable right now.

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