Is There a Way to Stop the Underage Gambling Problem in the UK? – Urban Christian News

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Gambling has been forever plaguing the UK. From dirty pubs to lavish casinos, everyone’s looking to spin the reels or the roulette wheel every day and things are starting to get serious. What’s even more concerning is that it’s taking over our youth – according to the latest reports, the number of children with gambling addiction has quadrupled in recent years!

It’s nothing new for the UK. Roulette has been one of the most popular casino games among UK Roulette fans for a long time and that’s not going to change soon. The main problem with is that gambling is now affecting our children, ruining their childhood which should be filled with joy, not slots or roulette wheels. According to a report by the UK Gambling Commission, underage gambling is taking the UK by storm and immediate measures are needed to protect children from gambling.

The number of children 11-16 with a gambling problem has quadrupled in the past few years, with video game loot boxes the main culprit.

What Are Loot Boxes?

If you’ve been following gambling news recently, you’ve surely come across loot boxes. Loot boxes are a hot topic all over the world now, as they’re not regulated by the authorities. In video games, loot boxes are a consumable item that can be redeemed to receive some kind of virtual item. It can be a new avatar or skin or something more valuable such as new weapons or armor. These boxes are a form of monetization and due to the heavy spending on them, they’ve become one of the main culprits for underage gambling.

Children aged 11-16 are buying special keys to redeem the boxes….

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