Belgium Gaming Commission Wants Tougher Online Gambling Restrictions
The Belgium Gaming Commission has recently sent a letter to lawmakers in Belgium highlighting the problems with the current online gambling laws in Belgium. They are appealing to the government to make further restrictions to the law as they believe it is in the public’s best interest.
The Belgium Gaming Commission was going over the gambling figures for the first quarter of 2014, and they were shocked to find that over 2 million players had played at legalised online gambling sites, compared to just over 200,000 players visiting land based casinos.
Belgium law currently says that any player that is involved in the collective debt procedure is not allowed to legally gamble; however, the Belgium Gaming Commission believes there is not effective identity control of players online. They are also apprehensive about social gaming and believe the government is more interested in the large amount of tax revenue that online gambling can create rather than the safety of players.