n that day, television station Five will begin broadcasting NetPlay's SuperCasino.com show three times a week. The show will give people access to create betting accounts and gamble right on the television. To some, that means potential danger for the people of the UK.
"This is a money-making enterprise from a commercial TV company struggling from a lack of revenue," said John Beyer, Director of Mediawatch UK, "I am anxious about people engaging in gambling this way. people who can't go to a casino will be able to gamble on TV. People who cannot afford it will be attracted to it."
The other side of the coin is that Five will be filling a need. People have shown that they prefer to gamble online rather than go out to a casino, and this just expands that option to television. Regulators will be watching closely to ensure that all rules are followed.
The show will have a way for players to start up an account. Once the account is set, the player will then be promted to make their bets either by phone or by Internet. The roulette wheel will then be spun, and if the player wins, they are rewarded with money being credited to their accounts.
Proponents of the new form of gambling claim that this type of betting activity is not much different from Internet gambling. Casino gambling online has become one of the biggest industries in the world. The television betting will allow broadcasting stations to raise their revenue from advertising, which has decreased over the past several years.