Government crackdown for UK online gaming?

Government crackdown for UK online gaming?

Monday, 17 January 2011

Online gambling could be in the sights of the UK government if a report in the Daily Mail is to be believed.

According to the report, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is looking to crack down on overseas gambling operators advertising in the UK as well as banning the use of credit cards on internet gaming sites.

The report quotes an unnamed senior government source as saying, ‘Ministers are concerned about the explosion of internet gambling advertising since Labour relaxed the gambling laws. Changes the Government want to make would help protect the public from gambling companies that don’t meet UK standards but have been allowed to profit from Labour’s lax approach to internet gambling.’

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