Bookmakers ‘should ban problem gamblers’

Posted on October 28, 2015 by admin
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Online bookmakers should be required to monitor and ban gamblers who show signs of addiction using the same software they employ to restrict winning customers, an addiction expert has said.

Colin O’Gara, a consultant psychiatrist and head of addiction services at Saint John of God Hospital in Dublin, is part of the research team behind the ongoing National Online Gambling Survey.

Dr O’Gara said that online firms had the data to detect customers who showed signs of problem gambling, but chose not to do so.

Read the story in full at The Times.