Changes to UK gambling laws

Changes to UK gambling laws

Unlike recent Changes to UK gambling laws as a result of the UK Gambling Commission’s decisions, this is more the Remote Gambling Association.

There is some rather alarming news for players at casinos this week following changes regarding advertising in the United Kingdom. The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has recently struck a deal to have advertisements banned during televised sports events.

The new deal is thought to largely impact online sportsbooks more than online casinos. However many top UK bookies also run online casino sites and the effects are likely to be felt throughout the gambling industry. The results of this decision could in fact impact business profits for those casino domains.

The new rules mean that gambling advertisements for leading UK sportsbooks and casinos will not be permitted during live sporting events. Up until now, bookies and casinos have been able to showcase their advertisements during commercial breaks. Advertising also took place at half-time in a wide variety of sports events so that too is set to change.

The Impact on UK Casino Sites

The RGA is no doubt concerned (as are the UKGC) with the rising number of Brits wagering online. However, particular attention has been paid to the “egging on” from the mid-match advertisements. This encourages players to alter or place live bets while a sporting event is in process. Given that many top UK bookies are also casino businesses, there is a concern that the dip in profit will affect casino enterprises.

There are also rumours that the new changes will see shirt sponsorships in football abolished. This could severely impact the appeal of online casinos in the United Kingdom. At this moment in time, though, this is just being talked about with no plans to implement it. Playing at top UK casino sites is always recommended. There are many so-so casinos out there which are not advantageous for you to play at.