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In a move intended to enforce responsible gambling, the UKGC has decided to facilitate affordable gambling (AffGam) checks to all UK online players from August 1st. 2019. This has been as a result of the success of their GAMSTOP initiative and will make full use of the data sharing there available to UK licensed sites.
The system will require both pre-verification for online players integrated with evidence of affordability which customers must provide at any new casino they sign up to following August 1st. This will be shared in real time on the central GAMSTOP database UKGC licensed sites will all be linked to previous to that date.
New players will be required to submit 3 months of Bank Statements upon registration at their first new casino in any calendar month and the baseline monthly spending figure will initially be set a maximum of 25% of the average amount of income for that period. This will be applied regardless of source of income, whether self-employed, employed, pensioned or in receipt of benefits.

Gill Watts-Bule, head of social responsiblity at the UKGC is enthusiastic about the future consequences of the AffGam initiative:

"The AffGam programme brings us into an exciting new era where responsible gambling online is concerned. This system means we need no interaction from banks or payment providers and it utilizes the existing facilities we have at GAMSTOP and the online operators have for KYC checking."

When asked about player freedom of choice regarding expenditure, she replied:

"We anticipate that gamblers need some choice in AffGam, so we will have a monthly option the player can change at the beginning of each month. They can choose the 25% of income to be either a deposit limit or a loss limit on a monthly basis, which means they can still choose to redeposit winnings to exceed this 25% monthly level although once they have a net loss of 25% of income, the players will be automatically barred from all online play until the following month. If they choose the deposit limit, then deposits can only be lower or equal to this 25% figure regardless of withdrawn funds."

We asked about potential loopholes:

"There are no loopholes, as the data from each casino regarding deposits is uploaded in real time. This will prevent a player losing 25% of income and then attempting to play again within the same month at an alternative site. There is also a huge consideration for governments or us at the UKGC in that we can adjust the 25% upwards or downwards effective immediately if interested parties request us to do so. This means theoretically we could reduce the average income amount to 0% thus ceasing all licensed online gambling for the UK population altogether!"


If we weren't f**ked before, we are now. :eek2:
 

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Just awful. :mad:

Dutch players will face a 'Central Register for the Exclusion of Games of Chance (CRUKS)' in 2020, but this will only include players that are deemed problem gamblers by certain standards. These players will subsequently be excluded from playing at any casino for at least 6 months. It is based on the deposit and playtime limits players have to set before they can start playing, and gambling behaviour will be monitored by the casino and needs to be shared with the Dutch Gambling Authority if it considers players' behaviour to be problematic.

These measures, however, bring the nanny state to a whole new level. Not to mention the huge invasion of privacy.
 

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wtf is that ..
but I regularly have 100s or 1000s going in to my bank from skrill and often it goes out again just as quickly :p
What is income ? Money paid in to the bank ? Just pay it in , take it out , pay it in , take it out etc ?
I use skrill more than I use my bank account anyway so will that count?
Seems super retarded idea ... where does the magic 25% figure come from ?
Any gambler worth his salt will get round this restriction but I guess it might stop some people from losing their life savings
 

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wtf is that ..
but I regularly have 100s or 1000s going in to my bank from skrill and often it goes out again just as quickly :p
What is income ? Money paid in to the bank ? Just pay it in , take it out , pay it in , take it out etc ?
I use skrill more than I use my bank account anyway so will that count
Seems super retarded idea ... where does the magic 25% figure come from ?
25% possibly from their idea of the average person's disposable income.
It's basically means the UKGC have wrested total control from the playing public. The nanny state is now king.
 

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seriously time to find some a nice country somewhere thats about 50 years behind our enlightened ones,

you'll also be delighted to know all cars are goin to be fitted with speed limiters, and any parents giving there children chocolate will now be registered child abusers,
 

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I saw a documentary about gambling addiction in Norway I believe and they have already implemented loss limits in their land based casinos so when you lost a certain amount you cannot play anymore for days or sometimes the whole month..You can only spend a certain amount.
In German b&m's there is also a loss limit in place? You can "only" lose like 80 quid an hour on a machine which is stupid as you simply move over to another machine lol.
Doesn't stop the player from playing at all.
 

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OK, OK - it's past midday now so end of the jokes period.

Brownie point for the first person to solve the anagram of the UKGC Spokeswoman! :thumbsup:


'Gill Watts-Bule, head of social responsiblity at the UKGC is enthusiastic about the future consequences of the AffGam initiative:'

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Could be April fools, but in this day and age could just as easily be real, the lines between fiction and reality are becoming increasingly blurred these days
 

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OK, OK - it's past midday now so end of the jokes period.

Brownie point for the first person to solve the anagram of the UKGC Spokeswoman! :thumbsup:


'Gill Watts-Bule, head of social responsiblity at the UKGC is enthusiastic about the future consequences of the AffGam initiative:'

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Gullible Tw@ts?!

To be fair that is the best April Fool I've seen in a long while as it is totally believable !

Well played sir, well played!
 

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Gullible Tw@ts?!

To be fair that is the best April Fool I've seen in a long while as it is totally believable !

Well played sir, well played!


A spiritual drink is yours + brownie point! :thumbsup:
 

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Haha got me with that one - well played sir :cheers:

This means theoretically we could reduce the average income amount to 0% thus ceasing all licensed online gambling for the UK population altogether!"

This line should have given it away I think :laugh: but I was already thinking won't bother me I will be able to get round it somehow :p
 
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