The role of government in betting and gaming
As someone who enjoys a regular punt, whether it's placing an accumulator on the football or a quick bet on the snooker, I’m very familiar with the various platforms you can use. One of the things I always notice is the safer gambling advertisements. They’re very well integrated into commercial advertising these days, it would be hard to miss them!
Whether they’re suggesting you set a monthly limit or reminding you not to chase your losses, I’m definitely aware of them. In fact, I have even previously locked myself out of my account by accidentally clicking the button to take a break! I think they’re a brilliant tool to remind people to self-regulate and bet responsibly.
The technology really is very clever these days. When it comes to government intervention, they should be encouraging gambling companies to use this clever tech to help people at risk. This would be much preferred to old-fashioned, one-size-fits-all interventionist measures like setting manual mandatory affordability checks and maximum deposit limits. We should be embracing this technology!