As shown on the gambling commission study below, the gambling statistics in the UK are a bit encouraging, especially on the following aspects:
- decreasing number of betting shops and employees of the sector
- decreasing number of bingo clubs
But the bad news comes from the online industry, which takes over the remote gambling.
The online gaming industry does not create value to the UK economy: it cost yearly around £1,2 bn (according to the government).
The Gambling Commission should reinforce the restriction on operators' promotion, as even major newspapers such as The Sun, are now bookmakers, and advertise their promo code everywhere on the web.
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