Dangers of Mobile Gambling

mobileWith virtually all land based and online betting shop operators now launching their own gambling type Apps and mobile gaming websites such as Android or Iphone. this is another of our timely reminders into the dangers of using any mobile phone or mobile device to access these applications and websites.

What is most problematic about such sites is that they allow gamblers to access not only betting websites but also any form of gambling game can be played on them, and as such trying to refrain from gambling when you own such a device is difficult, more so when you are being bombarded with free bet offers and the suchlike.

What compounds the problems related to these types of mobile gambling sites is that many of the companies who operate them have started to bulk buy phone numbers, and then start to bombard these numbers with spam text messages in the hope to lure new players to sign up and claim their bonuses.

Scant regard is paid to just who is receiving these text messages, in fact many children who have their own mobile phones have started to receive these spam messages, even though legally they are too young to gamble at such sites.

There are of course regulatory bodies who should be monitoring such communications, but as this new way of advertising by these gambling site operators is often done via overseas companies it is proving very difficult to stop them being sent, and as sending texts is a very cost effective way of communicating to the masses, many gambling companies cannot resist doing so.

Another problem with such text messages is that when a person who has received one or more of them replies with the word stop, then instead of being taken off that list, the people sending them now know that the mobile number is live and will often reuse this number time and time again.

Should you be receiving such text messages then ignore then and delete them, as by holding onto such messages you may eventually succumb to emptation and start using these sites to gamble at.

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