This week the UK Gambling Commission warned casino operators to ensure that their terms and conditions are fair for punters by the end of the year or face repercussions.
The regulator issued the warning after partnering with the Competition and Markets Authority to try and stop casinos from preying on punters with misleading terms. Many times offers on bonuses and promotions are advertised but the terms are not provided or are hidden in legalese that's hard to decipher. There have been a rise in complaints about casinos regarding the terms, and regulators are making moves to try to fix the issue.
Thus far the CMA has said that they've analyzed some casino sites to build evidence of the predatory terms. The group will reveal the violations, and work with the UKGC to determine punitive measures. The groups are calling on betting operators to clarify their terms on their own before they have to step in, allowing players the chance to make informed decisions easily.
We'll update readers as we learn more about the steps being taken to ensure compliance moving forward.