Nevin Truesdale, CEO of The Jockey Club’s is rallying opposition against the proposed implementation of financial risk checks on online gamblers in the UK through an online petition.
The petition, entitled “Stop the implementation of betting affordability/financial risk checks”, went live on Wednesday. By 5pm UK time on Friday, the petition had received more than 43,500 signatures.
When a petition reaches 100,000 signatures, it is considered for a parliamentary debate.
The petition underlines belief “in the freedom of the individual to choose how to spend their money”, Truesdale stated.
Financial risk checks were one of the many terms put forward in the Gambling Act review white paper. The Gambling Commission concluded a public consultation last month after receiving over 2,000 responses.
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However, the subject has proven to be highly controversial.
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