UK Gambling Act Review Nears an End, Concerns Remain
UK Gambling Minister Chris Philp is concerned with "extremely troubling practices" from some of the market's gambling operators. He raised the issue during the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport's minister questions session in the House of Commons.
Philp has outlined the likely outcomes of the UK Gambling act review. This includes the strengthening of age-related measures and stricter rules in general. Another key change is the implementation of a ban on betting companies sponsoring the shirts of professional soccer teams. MP Rachael Maskell criticized gambling operators for “grooming and sucking vulnerable people into a web of despair”
Football betting platform Football Index collapsed. Users who lost funds do not have an entitlement to compensation. UK Gambling Commission received criticism off the back of the Football index collapse.