Prohibition of gambling on credit cards
Additional data sets in this series
- Consumer voice - Exploring online staking (2020 research)
- Consumer attitudes towards gambling advertising (2019 research)
- Exploring the information needs of gambling consumers (2019 research)
- Behaviours and attitudes towards gambling with credit cards (2019 research)
- Understanding why people gamble and typologies
- Consumer experiences and attitudes to Free Bets & Bonuses
- Consumer views on cashless payments in land-based gambling
- Gambling participation in 2019: behaviour, awareness and attitudes
- How do machine gamblers feel about tracked play?
- How the consumer engages with safer gambling opportunities
- Taking a more in-depth look at online gambling
- Understanding consumer complaints
- Understanding how consumers engaged with gambling advertising in 2020
On 14 April 2020, the Gambling Commission introduced a ban on gambling with credit cards online in response to evidence that some gamblers with high-levels of debt were using credit cards to facilitate their gambling behaviour. The ban was intended to introduce friction to the process of gambling with borrowed money.
This report outlines the findings from the monitoring phase of the evaluation. This interim step has been taken because it will take a longer period of time to fully understand the outcomes of the ban. A further evaluation has been commissioned to report on the full impact of the ban.
This report utilises multiple sources of information to justify the stated conclusions, but we recognise that other sources of information or longer observation periods may provide an enhanced understanding.