We agree that there are “signs that the gambling industry is willing to recognise the need for more effective controls in relation to the protection of consumers”, but we are far from convinced that this is due to a disinterested openness to change. The increase in the voluntary levy gives every appearance of being an attempt, so far successful, to delay the imposition of a mandatory levy www.suissecasinoenligne.com/bonus/bonus-sans-depot/.
The whistle-to-whistle advertising ban is ineffective.238 More significant changes like the ban on the use of credit cards have had to be imposed on the industry. We believe that, particularly in the case of online gambling, such voluntary changes as there have been are the reaction to the industry’s recent realisation that the tide of opinion is turning against it. If change is to be reliably sustained, this will come only by Government action and by continuing pressure from the public, the press, and of course the Gambling Commission.