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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 14th Jan 20, 11:51 AM
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    Gambling on credit cards to be banned from April - MSE News
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    • 14th Jan 20, 11:51 AM
    Gambling on credit cards to be banned from April - MSE News 14th Jan 20 at 11:51 AM
    Gambling businesses will be banned from allowing consumers in England, Scotland and Wales to use credit cards to gamble from April...
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    • Richardda
    • By Richardda 14th Jan 20, 5:25 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 5:25 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 5:25 PM
    It's a step in the right direction. I'm a recovering gambling addict. Unfortunately I used site's like this to find credit. Using the credit card shuffle accessing more credit to fund my habit whilst keeping interest and repayments down. Unfortunately people will still have access to money transfers via credit card offers and you can hide transactions behind PayPal. The other focus point should be game apps. It's an interesting and perhaps worrying observation to make when you see so many similarities between online gambling platforms and the games available for children to access and play.
    • born again
    • By born again 14th Jan 20, 6:15 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 6:15 PM
    Great news but I can see one way round this already.
    Not going to say what it is. But I'm sure plenty will know what I am referring too.
    • Ben8282
    • By Ben8282 14th Jan 20, 6:42 PM
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    I approve of the principal of this as I don't think that people should be borrowing money to gamble. Using a debit card and gambling with their own money is one thing but borrowing money on a credit card for this purpose is something else entirely.
    • ellykirk
    • By ellykirk 15th Jan 20, 6:45 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 6:45 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 6:45 AM
    I genuinely thought this was already a thing? I worked in bingo early 2000ís and we couldnít do cash back on ccs then and hubby canít use cc on online gambling sites?
    • zx81
    • By zx81 15th Jan 20, 6:51 AM
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    Cashback on credit cards is something completely different. This is about using a card at point of sale with a whole category of merchants.

    Selected retailers didn't previously accept credit cards due to the fees.
    Last edited by zx81; 15-01-2020 at 6:54 AM.
    • blue.peter
    • By blue.peter 15th Jan 20, 7:33 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 7:33 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 7:33 AM
    I was very surprised when I discovered that gambling was allowed on credit cards, and am glad to see that it's being stopped (for reasons set out above by others).

    The way I discovered that it was possible was a bit odd. I logged on to my credit card online banking one morning and discovered fraudulent activity: five transactions of £100 each with a firm of which I'd never heard. I immediately phoned the bank to report it (yes, I'd spotted the fraud before they did), and learnt in the course of that conversation that the firm in question offered online gambling.
    • Tallaght
    • By Tallaght 15th Jan 20, 1:23 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 1:23 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 1:23 PM
    As said before,there are ways around it.There should be more effort to stop problem gambling.
    • Loanranger21
    • By Loanranger21 15th Jan 20, 1:26 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 1:26 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 1:26 PM
    I don't agree with gambling adverts on TV nor in sports sponsorship. It is pernicious and addictive.
    • Malkytheheed
    • By Malkytheheed 15th Jan 20, 1:58 PM
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    I don't agree with gambling adverts on TV nor in sports sponsorship. It is pernicious and addictive.
    Originally posted by Loanranger21
    It's not "addictive" in of itself.
    Some people have addictive personalities. As such should avoid things like drink / drugs and gambling.
    • SharpMind
    • By SharpMind 16th Jan 20, 1:38 PM
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    Well, this ain't so bad. Gambling is evil.
    • Tallaght
    • By Tallaght 16th Jan 20, 1:46 PM
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    People can attach a credit card to paypal then use paypal with a bookies site.
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