Stake Caps, Regulatory Creep Considered At Lords Committee

An internet law professor declined to recommend putting a cap on online casino stakes and prizes similar to the one on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), saying that data collection could allow for safer gambling online.

Because of the possibility of using the large amount of data collected by online gambling operators to head off harm, "we can and should control spending in other ways", said Julia Hörnle, a professor at Queen Mary University of London.

Regulators and others have been weighing whether a cap on stakes and prizes, similar to the £2 limit on FOBTs that started in April, should be imposed on online roulette or slots.

Retired barrister Susanna FitzGerald, who has represented numerous gambling clients, presented a pragmatic view.

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