Casino operators in the UK who have presence in landline, online and mobile casino games across the nation have associated themselves under the common umbrella group of Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association. They plan to file a legal petition against new regulation of United Kingdom’s Gaming Commissioner’s latest license policy. The association is upset with the nation’s gambling commission’s decision to introduce new licensing system along with high consumption tax which will eat away into their profits which has been largely affected by availability of online and mobile casino options. The act was passed to defend casinos in the UK and customers who would have a competitive edge over international players who work across international borders.
Why GBGA is against the new law?
According to the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association this regulation was designed by Gambling Commission of UK which convinced the UK government to make it a regional regulator of gambling industry. This regulation will influence the right of casino operators across borders to offer services across multiple platforms like mobiles applications and online casinos in UK. According to regulators the bill is expected to bring transparency and protect customers but in reality these regulations will have a detrimental effect on consumer protection.
United Voice of GBGA or chinks in the armour
This is the first time in casino history of UK that famous casinos like 888 and Full Tilt Poker and others have joined together to fight against government regulations to monitor their activities. The casino games in UK are similar to anywhere around the world and existing players would welcome a more competitive scenario with better regulations. Due to the regulation of “Point of Consumption” new gaming companies would be wary of entering the country and casino’s keen on expanding operations out of UK would be most likely to face similar sanctions overseas. While there are several large names rallying behind GBGA, William Hill have made its position clear as a supporter of the government proposal.