The problem with the Alliance for Gambling Reform, however, is that you are faced with an overpowering gambling industry, which the Alliance compares to the gun lobby in the USA. So there is still a long way to go before the required restrictions are actually implemented – if at all.
The bottom line is that there are some similarities to the so-called fixed odds betting terminals, which are widespread in Great Britain. These are not regular slot machines, but small stations, some of which are part of the streetscape of some cities in England. These machines are also heavily criticized because the players can lose large sums of money in a very short time. A limitation of the maximum round stakes was also planned in England, but has not yet been implemented. Probably because the British opponents of gambling are also dealing with an enormously powerful industry – and it has always been able to pull itself out of the affair in tricky matters.
However, Great Britain has decided to revise its own regulation again. This applies in particular to online gaming providers, whose “charisma” is to be restricted in the future, for example by advertising bans. Unsurprisingly, however, the industry is doing all it can to oppose this decision, as it could mean billions in losses. The bottom line, however, cannot be denied that in Great Britain, as in Australia, some problems can be associated with gambling in society.