Online Gambling:the need for further regulation

To what extent can Regulation address the problems of online gambling? 

Essay Plan & Structure 

  1. Introduction – A short presentation of the Gambling World as a whole : Why did I choose Gambling as my research topic; What does the Gambling World Represent; — around 400 words 
  • Evolution of Gambling: History of Gambling-> Societal Changes + Improvement of Technology leads to Online Gambling-> Small Introduction of the concept of Online Gambling; What does Online Gambling Involve? Figures; Charts; Some Data around Online Gambling in the UK!! –around 750 words
  • Online Gambling Problems: What did it lead to? : Addiction: Psychological Impacts-> Psychological Harm in terms of Mental Health; Link Online Gambling Addiction to Psychology- CASE STUDIES ARE RELEVANT AND IMPORTANT TO BE INCLUDED!!!; 

-> Further Consequences of Addiction of Online Gambling- Financial Harm- this also adds to mental distress; 

-> Does Online Gambling Addiction lead to Suicidal Thoughts? Any other Socio-Cultural Impacts? – Check again for Case Studies and Charts; Figures; Data and Analytical Data;

( THIS CHAPTER SHOULD FULLY FOCUS ON HOW ONLINE GAMBLING ADDICTION LINKS WITH PSYCHOLOGY AND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACTS THAT ARISE. THEN IT GOES FURTHER BY USING CASE STUDIES HOW THIS LEADS TO MENTAL DISTRESS; A CONSEQUENCE IS FINANCIAL HARM THAT ALSO LINKS TO MENTAL DISTRESS AND GOES EVEN FURTHER INTO DEEPER ISSUES SUCH AS SUICIDAL THOUGHTS. WHAT IS NEEDED HERE IS UK CASE STUDIES ON THIS AND FOR THE SECTION TO BE AS CRITICAL ANALYSIS AS POSSIBLE. LESS DESCRIPTION AND MORE CRITICAL ANALYSIS SINCE THIS IS A LEVEL 6 ESSAY WHERE THE PIECE IS MAINLY ASSESSED ON CRITICAL ANALYSIS.)  – around 1500-1750 words

  • Has the Regulation solved the Problems: Solutions
  • LAW SOLUTIONS: Regulation: How does the Law regulate Online Gambling:  GAMBLING ACT 2005;GAMBLING ACT 2014;  GAMBLING COMMISSION (THIS FULLY GOVERNS ONLINE GAMBLING IN TERMS OF LAW REGULATIONS) 

-> What are the Regulations on Gambling and Online Gambling? How does the Gabling Act 2005 and the Online  Gambling Regulations work? How do they manage and regulate gambling? Are they effective solutions for the Addiction for Online Gambling? 

( USE THE 2 LAW REGULATIONS MENTIONED ABOVE AND IF YOU FIND ANYTHING NEW AS A MEANS OF LAWFUL REGULATION PLEASE DO ADD. THE LAW SHOULD BE UK (English) LAW NOT OTHER JURISDICTION. A SMALL COUNTRY COMPARISON IN TERMS OF THE LAW CAN BE INCLUDED- EG: IS the law from a different country more effective in regulating and managing the issue of addiction of online gambling? UK- another country small comparison- in terms of the law. If CASE LAW is found, it would be relevant) 

b) How does Gambling itself regulate the area of Online Gambling? – ONLINE GAMBLING REGULATIONS; -> research for other ways of how gambling regulates online gambling besides the use of the Gambling Commission. – Is this an effective solution for the issue of addiction of online gambling?  – around 1000-1200

-Are the Law and the Gambling Regulations itself doing enough to prevent such issues?

5. Alternative Solutions: Improvements, Measures and Recommendations     

-a presentation of potential measures and recommendations to be adopted with reference to the existing challenges

  • this paragraph should focus and conduct research on whether the law regulations and the gambling regulations are effective enough. ( the conclusion should be that they are not fully successful in managing and regulating addiction and the other consequences of online gambling. use data and figures and maybe refer to case studies that show this) 
  • move on to mention some improvements and measures that should take place in order to improve or reduce the problems? eg- should people that are diagnosed with online gambling addiction to be fully  banned? is this possible? – add other potential improvements and measures
  • end the paragraph with potential recommendations– around 1000 words

          6. Conclusion: The conclusion paragraph is to sleeve whether English Law successfully manages to mediate the above-discussed issues. –around 400

Potential Sources to be used: 

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40429-015-0057-8
https://www.springer.com/journal/10899

Betting and Gaming Council (BGC)

book- Addiction and Self-Control

Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience