Northern Eire must comply with the remainder of the UK by banning playing clients from utilizing bank cards to put bets on-line, an Alliance MLA has mentioned.
ew web playing rules got here into drive yesterday which outlaw the apply of bank card betting through e-wallets.
It impacts all playing shops on-line, apart from the Nationwide Lottery. Prospects in England, Scotland and Wales should now use a debit card or money deposited into an account with the intention to place bets.
Kellie Armstrong, Strangford MLA and Alliance communities spokesperson, mentioned: “Playing with bank cards permits individuals to make use of cash they do not have.
“For addicts, this may be too tempting a proposition to disregard, significantly at a time when on-line and digital playing is extra well-liked than ever earlier than.
“The coronavirus lockdown might also result in a rise in individuals utilizing these shops, so this laws is extra vital than ever.
“We now want an identical legislation for Northern Eire. Understandably, most sources are focused in the direction of combating Covid-19, nonetheless, we have to deal with the issue of dependancy and serving to gamblers keep protected.”