Lockdown legislation: were measures to protect online players warranted?

Coronavirus-induced lockdowns triggered, in certain markets, increased restrictions to prevent spikes in gambling-related harm, but were these sensible, evidence-led moves to protect consumers or perhaps ill-judged, knee-jerk reactions?  

Once coronavirus forced governments across Europe to impose varying degrees of lockdown to stymie the spread of the illness, there were fears house-bound individuals would turn to online gambling and that problem gambling rates would rise. In addition, those who like to have a flutter on sport would switch to slots and casino games in…

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