Gambling: Credit Cards

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 27th July 2018.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of a ban on the use of credit cards for all forms of gambling, especially in regard to online gambling; and whether they have received any representations about such a ban.

Photo of Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord Ashton of Hyde The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Government has received representations on the use of credit cards in gambling. In March 2018, the Gambling Commission announced the conclusions from its attached review of online gambling which can be found at: http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/PDF/Online-review-March-2018.pdf

Among the changes proposed, the Gambling Commission announced that it would conduct further work to understand the risks of gambling on credit cards before consulting on options for change.

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