Tips UKGC to suspend bonus offers from Monday 6th.

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Gambling operations licensed by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission will be required to suspend all bonus and new player incentives from next Monday, 6th. April. This action was decided at an emergency online meeting today to allay fears of an upsurge in problem gambling due to home isolation amidst the COVID-19 epidemic.

Miss C.O. Jones, the commission member in charge of responsible gambling strategy told us:

"There is an inherent danger of gamblers spending more than they would normally budget for during this crisis, as well as boredom tempting new players to join online gambling sites in search of what they consider to be excitement to break up their daily routine. We are obliged to consider the social implications of increased gambling expenditure in these troubled times."

The reaction from online-facing gambling sites has been mixed. While some welcomed it as a common-sense approach across the board, there were several who labelled the edict as 'pointless and ridiculous'.

Mr. Simon Griefgebber, marketing director of AFJ Holdings told us:

"We understand the sentiments of the UKGC but it all seems illogical and unfair. NHS workers, delivery drivers and shop workers are raking it in with all their overtime and supermarkets are reporting record turnover. Yet we are providing an essential service to provide escapism for those with extra spare time on their hands in order to protect their mental health. There's only so many repeats of Top Gear and Minder people can take on TV before they crack. It's only reasonable we can still offer them a chance of free money on top of what they spend themselves."

Given the sometimes emotive nature of gambling stories and opinion in the press, it will be very revealing to observe the actual performance and revenues of the online gambling industry during this crisis when it's finally over.
 

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Ok, so now i am not going to get my 20% deposit bonus or my extra 10 spins on BOD i think i will save the money i was going to spend for the current crisis?

This gets my 'crock of crap' award.

A totally pointless exercise, a waste of money and a move that will do nothing to stem the flow of deposits.

These toffee nosed charlatans need to get a grip on whats going on currently in the real world and take the effort they put into dreaming up excuses for their job roles and go do some shopping for the elderly.
 

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Was thinking last night

"Wonder what Dunover will have in store for us this year"

CM just wouldn't be the same without his well thought out annual jibe, especially look forward to the anagram names :p
 

Harry_BKK

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I really hope this bonus-ban thing is just an april fools joke.
Been going on for quite a while now tho.

If you read the first article, you would have seen that the proclaimed Simon Griefgebber was from GVC Holdings, later that changed to AFJ Holdings....

Hmm...... that must have been quite the firesale of one of the largest gaming companies in the world which is also listed on the London Stock Exchange. All done in a matter of hours. :D
 

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If you read the first article, you would have seen that the proclaimed Simon Griefgebber was from GVC Holdings, later that changed to AFJ Holdings....

Hmm...... that must have been quite the firesale of one of the largest gaming companies in the world which is also listed on the London Stock Exchange. All done in a matter of hours. :D
I meant for me.
Bonus-ban has been active since 2019.
If its a joke they are really dedicated to making people believe it.
:(
 

Harry_BKK

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And this must be the last clue for the April's Fool joke. A BGO advert with a bonus offer in the text. :D

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DreamRJ

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Does this apply to the weekend booster at VS casino too? @Team.Videoslots

Or was this an April fools joke, I saw this posted on a few news sites too though?
 
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goatwack

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I know I always fall for these every year, there's literally no way I'd fall for it this time

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We may have caused a panic in the i-Gaming industry. Oopsie.
 
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