As the year 2020 has shown, bad things are always around the corner. In a year that has fitted in decades worth of misery for some, being able to jump online and have a quick casino gaming session has been a godsend. However, for Britons who like to play mobile casino gaming, things might be about to change – and not for the better.
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is pushing for some pretty wholesale law changes that are going to change regulation massively. The rumours suggest that this will primarily target mobile casinos, with some new regulatory changes coming in. One expected change is that, per KYC and AML standards, casino operators will be expected to manually check the identity of every customer and verify it.
Also, it’s expected that the much-discussed credit cards ban is going to come into place in the near future. This will stop casinos from being able to use credit cards as an accepted form of payment for any casino that is online in the UK. It’s hard to know if this will be entirely enforceable, but given the success of this scheme in other nations, it does have precedent.
Many rumours have swirled around for years now that the UKGC will start really cracking down on the UK casino gaming scene. This looks very much likely to take place in the future, causing a further rift between the regulator and the wider online gaming industry.