According to a new survey released by GoldenCasinoNews.com, 77% of adults in the United Kingdom would be in favor of banning online gambling using credit cards.
This survey comes after the UK Gambling Commission informed it is analyzing how to improve safety in the gambling industry. GoldenCasinoNews.com conducted a survey of 2,000 UK adults and it was performed between November 18-20, 2019.
Currently, it is estimated that up to 20% of deposits using credit cards (£8.6 billion) are performed with funds customers don’t have.
Could the UK Ban Credit Card Online Gambling?
The UK Liberal Democrat Party announced they are planning to ban the use of credit cards for gambling if the party wins a majority in the country’s upcoming election on 12th December.
The survey released by GoldenCasinoNews.com shows that 76.7% of UK adults would be in favor of banning online credit card gambling.
This survey reveals that a large majority of UK adults feel that more regulations are needed to protect customers.
55.65% of the respondents said they would strongly agree with banning online gambling deposits with credit cards. Additionally, 21.05% answered they would somewhat agree with outlawing credit card expenditures in online gambling sites.
A small percentage (7,45%) of the respondents said they are against or somewhat against the ban.
The report suggests female adults are generally more in favor of the ban.
“There is a small division between genders,” says the report. “Female respondents are more prone to ban this method to fund online gambling accounts compared to male counterparts.”
58.45% of female respondents would strongly agree with the ban compared to 52.68% of male adults.
The full survey results, statistics, and information can be found here: https://goldencasinonews.com/blog/2019/11/20/767-uk-adults-believe-online-gambling-with-credit-cards-should-be-banned/