New UK gambling payments rules 🍒

News · 10 April 2020Chad West

You may not be aware, but from 14 April 2020, our UK customers may not be able to use their Revolut cards for online or offline gambling payments in the UK. This follows the Gambling Commission’s review of online gambling, and the Government’s Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures.

What this means in a nutshell 🥜

The new requirements apply to online gambling operators, not to us. They mean that UK gambling companies cannot accept credit cards or payments made by credit card through an e-wallet. Each individual gambling provider will work with the Gambling Commission and make an assessment of the types of payments that they can’t accept.

This applies to all non-remote general betting, pool betting and betting intermediary licences, and all remote licences. While many people gamble responsibly using a credit card, the aim of these new regulations is to help protect those most at risk from gambling money they do not have.

This decision is one which is beyond our control, but in the interests of clarity and honesty, we thought that you should know.

If you currently use your Revolut card for gambling payments, we thought you should know that from 14 April, some UK gambling operators may not accept your Revolut card as payment.

If you are worried that you spend more than you should on gambling, you can call the National Gambling Helpline now on 0808 8030 133 for free advice on how to stay in control.For a full overview of what’s happening, visit the Gambling Commission’s website.

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