UK Gambling Commission Implements New Spending Limits And Age Verification Rules
UK Gambling Commission announced its plans to implement new spending limits and age verification rules. The new rules are part of plans to make gambling safer across the UK. The UKGC announced its recommendations for the new rules to be implemented after its publication, Review of Online Gambling, was released.
The Commission’s main objective is to protect children through means of prohibiting all operators to offer demo or free-to-play games. Improvements in this area is needed and necessary across the board until the age of every consumer has been validated.
Gambling Commission Chief Executive, Neil McArthur said,
“Britain has the largest regulated online gambling market in the world and we are continually looking for ways to make it even fairer and safer for consumers. The proposals we have announced today are intended to protect children better, reduce the risks to vulnerable consumers and build on the measures we already impose on operators to know their customers and intervene at an earlier stage before consumers experience harm.”
Tracey Crouch Minister for Sport and Civil Society added to the comments saying,
“We are committed to ensuring the gambling industry is safe and sustainable. These proposals for additional regulations will strengthen the controls already in place and further safeguard children and vulnerable people from the risks of online gambling.”