Episode #9 with Brian Chappell

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An interview with Brian Chappell from Justice For Punters where we discuss the new gambling consultations underway in the UK and their potential impact on UK based bettors moving forward.
We explore whether staking and affordability limits will be introduced as part of a solution to tackling those with a gambling disorder and why the UK bookmaking industry is in such a mess due to its structure of restricting winners and encouraging losers.

Discussed in this podcast:

  • Brian's work running the voluntary website Justice For Punters which fights on behalf of bettors
  • How he has helped punters win £2million in bookmaker disputes.
  • The situation in the UK as regards the new consultations and reviews into gambling and why they have been introduced.
  • The proposals for staking caps or affordability limits and what this might mean for UK bettors.
  • The increase in the losses being incurred by those with a 'gambling disorder' and why this issue has got out of control
  • The structure of bookmaking in the UK and why it is unsustainable and incompatible with a desire to tackle problem gambling
  • Where bookmaker restrictions and closure of winning accounts factor in and why they are part of the same overarching issue
  • How bookmakers can better target and monitor/track those with a gambling disorder
  • The need to separate casino style betting and 'skilled' betting and why the rates of problem gambling differ across them
  • Why as many punters need to submit feedback to the consultation and the difference their involvement can have
  • Why so many affiliate based and bookmaker revenue based websites in the betting space are not on the punters side.

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