The GB Gambling Commission has revealed its points of action from last year’s remote customer interaction consultation do not include a mandatory soft affordability cap.
Instead, the regulator is to focus on developing measures to prevent customers losing significant sums gambling, and preventing those that are particularly financially vulnerable from being harmed by the industry.
The consultation opened in November 2020 and was extended in December due to a high volume of responses. The Commission received around 13,000 submissions in total, of which roughly 1,000 were full consultation responses and 12,000 were answers to a short survey.
While it dealt with a wide range of topics related to player interaction, much of the attention around the consultation centred on the proposal for a mandatory affordability threshold, with a suggested figure of £100 per month.
This proposal – criticised by some industry groups such as the Gambling Business Group (GBG) – was not listed as one of t..