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Report

Prohibition of gambling on credit cards

This report focuses on research conducted around the prohibition of gambling on credit cards

Operator Implementation and customer behaviour

Metric
Operators implement the ban effectively and on-time
Concern
If operators did not implement the ban, it would be an outright failure
Assessment
We are confident that gambling operators introduced the ban in a timely and effective way

Two principle data sources that have been considered for whether the ban has been effectively implemented are as follows:

  1. Bank data: A major high street bank has informed us that they observed the volume and value of gambling transactions with credit cards to the gambling merchant code, MCC7995, reduce to a very low level after the ban.

The continuing low-level expenditure can be explained by activities outside the scope of the ban (predominantly lotteries and competitions spending).

  1. Our information: We have not detected any operator breaches during compliance assessments and have not received any alerts to systemic breaches of the gambling with credit card prohibition.
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