Clamp Down On Gambling In Lockdown
Sunday People|May 17, 2020
80% Back limits to stop spike in addiction
Keir Mudie and Dan Warburton

25% Increase in playing of online slot machines since lockdown began

38% Increase in playing of online poker since the lockdown began

40% Increase in playing of virtual sports since the lockdown began

9% Proportion of online gamblers who develop an addiction

Strict new betting rules are being called for as online gambling spikes in lockdown.

Over eight in ten Brits want limits on single stakes and deposits into accounts to play online games like roulette, slot machines and virtual sports.

Currently online stakes are unlimited, unlike on fixed-odds betting terminals and other machines.

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