UK Regulator Blasted For Casino Google Search Rise

  • BBC Report Says UK “casinos”-related Google searches are at an all-time high
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  • Northern Ireland formally establishes its own All-Party Group on Reducing Harm

The UK gambling watchdog and the industry it regulates have been criticised by lawmakers after an article claimed Google searches for online casinos increased significantly after gambling venues shut down.

Using data from the Google Trends service, a BBC article published this week claimed “search interest in casinos has reached an all-time high”.

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