UK government believes that gambling is a problem for population
Britain's new government, under Prime Minister Theresa May decided that gambling could be regulated by the state out of control. A sign in this respect is that the British gambling losses increased cu12 percent from last year. Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch has called for a review of the industry in order to take measures to ensure that people, especially young people and the vulnerable are protected.
The British government estimates that up to 600,000 people in the UK have problems with gambling. The immediate concern of the government is the location for betting terminals, especially in poorer areas. These machines allow someone to lose 122 dollars every 20 seconds. They are called "cocaine" bets.
Average gambling losses per family are now about 612 US dollars according to the commission for gambling. In addition, the percentage of gamblers seeking consilidere increased by 24 percent over 2014 and 2015.
Divorce Only site that seeks applications uncontested divorce, has at least one in five complaints referring to one cause gambling. A few years ago only one in 15 complaints were as grounds for divorce gambling.
Britain is not the only country concerned with this issue. In France, for example, by an official examination carried out last month it has been found that the industry is poorly regulated. A third of young people aged between 15 and 17 years participating in gambling. Approximately 5% of French players are addicts.