BBC Digital Planet – Online Gambling Surge During COVID-19

Lockdowns are making many players and gamblers move to online gambling platforms, and the big issue here is that they do not come under strict regulations like their real world counterparts. Together with my colleague and friend Katie Kropshofer, I reported on this growing problem on the BBC World Service. Can you protect a rising number of online gamblers, many of whom suffer from addiction and are bunkered in their homes, from targeted advertising and fraud? And how can regulation catch up with this sudden shift to the online world? Listen from minute 12:55 of the 16 June 2020 episode of BBC Digital Planet!

Published by silvialazzaris

Italian writer based in the UK.

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