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UK – Calls to review gambling regulations as loophole sees millions racked up on credit

The UK Government is being urged to review current gambling regulations, as new research reveals consumers are racking up millions on credit cards entering popular prize draws and competitions. The research from Jumbo Interactive found consumers spent £117m on credit cards entering prize draws and competitions in the last year, which due to a loophole,…

Ireland – Flutter confirms move to ban gambling transactions with credit cards in Ireland

Flutter Entertainment has announced the introduction of a range of proactive measures to its operations in Ireland to update its safer gambling policies and to mitigate the potential for harm. The measures include the commitment of one per cent of Net Gaming Revenue to support the research, education and treatment of problem gambling, the banning…

UK – Gambling Commission ushers in ‘milestone’ credit card ban

The UK’s gaming regulator, the Gambling Commission, says the credit card ban which comes into force today (April 14) will add another vital layer of protection for consumers. In January, the Gambling Commission and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced the widely-publicised ban – meaning that from today any consumer gambling will…

Spain – Consumer organisation wants Spain to follow UK’s credit cards ban

The Federation of Consumers in Action (FACUA) has urged the government to put in place legislation similar to that in the UK where players will no longer be able to use credit cards to place bets in order to tackle problem gambling. FACUA has urged the Minister of Consumption, Alberto Garzón, to prohibit the use…

UK – Gambling Commission still considering ban on gambling with credit cards

Following a recent call for evidence on the issue of gambling online with credit cards, the Gambling Commission has confirmed it will be holding a 12-week consultation to begin in mid-August. One approach would be to ban gambling online with credit cards. However, the public and all other stakeholders will be consulted on other options,…

UK – UK Gambling Commission explores potential ban on credit cards

The Gambling Commission is inviting members of the public, gambling businesses and other stakeholders to provide their views on two key issues as part of its work to prevent gambling-related harms. The Commission is requesting views and data on the issue of gambling online with credit cards and, separately, on improving player control measures on…

Argentina – Move to ban credit card use in casinos blocked

A move to block the use of credit card transactions in casinos and other gaming centres in the province of Neuquén has been blocked by the Provincial Institute of Gaming. The bill to ban debit and credit transactions through electronic terminals in casinos, racetracks and betting parlors had been initially been introduced by provincial  MP’s…

US – Caesars moves into credit cards

Caesars is launching a Total Rewards credit card to offer another way for its loyalty program’s members to earn credit in the award-winning loyalty program. Alliance Data will launch the Total Rewards Visa co-brand credit card, enabling cardholders to accelerate their earnings through Total Rewards program for purchases made at Caesars’ resorts as well as…