U.K. Gambling Reform
The UKs proposed gambling reforms will boost
online and offline gambling to the tune of an extra £1bn by 2010,
according to a report by marketing company The Henley Centre.
The report said that remote gambling i.e., Internet, interactive
TV and mobile gambling will be a big winner, as will the UK
government, which will rake in £400 million in tax by 2010. The land
based casino industry will also benefit, but the smaller land-based
operations, such as bingo, amusement arcades and pubs, will lose out,
the study indicates.
The report finds that problem gambling will also increase, with
700,000 problem gamblers by the 2010 date thats about 1 in 100
people in the UK!