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The Big Tech Show: The problem with betting apps


Adrian Weckler recently learned how hard it can be to quit a gambling app.

He signed up to one, LivescoreBet, just to watch a football game. But it wouldn’t let him delete his account.

Six times he asked, six times he was refused.

He then signed up to other betting apps to see whether they were any better.

Most allowed him to bet using his credit card through apps such as Apple Pay or Revolut, even though betting apps aren’t supposed to allow credit card betting.

What, he asks, must it be like for those with gambling addiction?

Adrian discusses the scant regulation in Ireland and other elements of the issue with former gambling addict (now a counsellor) Tony O’Reilly and Prof John O’Brennan.

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