Black market betting ‘will rocket if new laws are too strict’

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BLACK market betting will rocket if new laws are too strict, it was claimed yesterday.

Six in ten Brits believe unregulated websites will be the main winners if the Government cracks down too hard, a poll for the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) found.

Black market betting ‘will rocket if new laws are too strict’

Cash staked with illegal operators has already doubled from £1.4billion to £2.8billion in the last two years.

BGC chief Michael Dugher said: “Unregulated operators do not care about things like the age of their customers.”

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