British Gambling Commission Updates LCCP

This week, the British Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) were updated to reflect revisions to social responsibility after undergoing a review in 2014.

The changes relate to player protection with regard to problem gambling in both the land based and online casino industry.

Social responsibilities pertain to online and retail operators the strengthening of licensing conditions and codes of practice.

Changes also effect the marketing and advertising of “free bet” offers as to avoid misleading the consumer.

A current version of the LCCP is available here.

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    I like the sound of an outlawing of "free bet" offers that are not actually free, so much of this crap goes on whether in the form of "Free Spins!" "Huge bonus in your account now!" and all the rest of the garbage we get in our inbox everyday that turns out to need a deposit (or 3) in order to actually receive the stated benefit. Total scam!
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    There should be a LOT of data available by now as to the long- mid- and short-term effects and consequences of gambling, especially online. In a way, since a land-based casino is an entertainment venue, there's conversation, there's service, other than a spending 'cap', there's plenty of reason to think that it's a fairly harmless past-time, maybe even a bit healthy to get out and socialize. Online gambling (my opinion only, here! - only a opinion!) seems easier to kind of wallow in your dreams, your boredom, your problems. And because the stimulation is almost solely on the gaming & mainly the gambling aspect of that, there's no lit-up machines, buzz in the air, laughs (well maybe you laugh by yourself, like I do, but...) shreiks of raucous winning (the best!) seems likelier to become what they term 'addicted'. As a person who has clung to casino as a break from reality and a de-stressor, kind of a mini-vacation, and even a bit therapeutic...or a lot...perhaps there's more that can be done so that the 'scissors-man' doesn't swoop in and end all the fun & games, pulling the restrictions card on us all.

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