The Gambling Commission for the United Kingdom released a new study which proves that online punters in Britain haven’t wagered as much money this year as online bets have fallen by 2%.
When looking at statistics for the U.K, it was found that only 40% chooses to gamble online. The majority of online players are male with only 10% being female. Those who do gamble online, with the majority being males, wagered their money on payday and decreased their wagers in-between pay periods. Those who are females on the other hand continued a steady betting rate thus allowing for them to wager the same amount throughout the entire month. Due to the males wagering all of their money within the period of a few days the amount of wagers being made dropped by 2%.
This study shows that online gambling in the United Kingdom is still a popular form of entertainment that brings in a large amount of profit for the country but it also shows that males are more likely to spend their money rashly instead of safely.
The study also showed that the majority of online punters preferred to gamble on their mobile devices, wagering more money on the go instead of wagering more money at home. 73% of online punters in Britain said that they don’t even gamble at an online casino anymore but instead have made the complete switch over to mobile gambling. Thus by showing a stronghold in mobile gambling.
Police Authorities from the Philippines announced that they arrest ten individuals South Korean citizens who were involved in the operation of an illegal online gambling ring located in Manilla. This gambling ring primarily focused on video poker, blackjack, baccarat and keno.
The announcement of this raid came from the Senior Police Superintendent Officer Gilbert Sosa. He said that eight of those arrested were male and the other two were female. They were taken into custody from a luxurious apartment complex which they rented from in order to operate their illegal gambling ring. Police made connections between this gambling ring and another gambling ring that was recently shut down in South Korea. Officials from the Philippines believe that these individuals are the last surviving ten from the gambling ring in South Korea and that they moved operations to the Philippines in hopes that they wouldn’t get caught. Two of the suspects who were charged are fugitives in South Korea.
The group would use the Manilla illegal gambling website they owned to receive money from South Korean players, processing their money through banking and making payments back to players. During the gambling raid police were able to seize multiple computers, ID Cards, Networking Devices, Mobile Phones and more.
The authorities from the Philippines have yet to come out and speak about this case, release the names of the ten individuals arrested and let the public know what their punishment will be. As always when new details arise we will keep you updated on new developments.