Effect Of Covid-19 Blocking Impact On Online Gambling Indicators In July 2020
The uk gambling commission published additional data showing how the covid-19 blocking has influenced the gambling indicators in the uk.
These data reflect the following months: march, april, may, june and july. They cover both online and offline gambling. Recent data includes consumer research and data licensed bookmaker operators (lbo) britain.
In july, there was a small monthly reduction in consumer spending on online gambling (including online slots). The amount sport remained above the level before locking. This was caused by the consolidated demand for sports stakes that consumers did to popular events.
Inding of new bookmakers on high street, the situation may change. The commission will follow the level of involvement in retail gambling as more and more people start returning to cities and city centers.
New online data also show that:
- The number of online slots sessions for a duration of more than an hour was reduced by 2% a month before july;
in the number of interactions with clients undertaken by operators increased by 2%.
- The situation in gambling continues to change as the country comes out of the full insulation in the autumn months.
To regulate this sphere, in may for online operators, a guide was introduced. It has included the need to improve accessibility verification, preventing the reverse output of funds and restictions on bonus proposals. These requirements have strengthened for offline operators in june, when it was allowed to reveal again.
The commission continues to track associated with covid-19 risks by:
- Estimates of the impact of the updated code of rules released for operators
- Collecting and publishing data collected
- Supports of the industry as they start openline operators
- Where actual data indicate the additional risks faced by consumers, further measures are being taken to protect consumers.
Source: official website of the uk gambling commission