At the beginning on August, we shared the news that £10 scratchcards were going to be removed from sale.
And eventually, the £10 scratchcards were finally removed from sale on the 27th September.
However, there is now a petition to bring back the £10 scratchcards!
We originally came across a link to the petition on twitter. Somebody has set up a change.org petition, with the below description:
The £10 scratch cards have been removed from sale limiting options for retailers and players alike. ‘Problem gamblers’ are the reason for this according to the national lottery but all this move will do is affect sales for retailers, stop the enjoyment of players and push problem gamblers online and into bookmakers. This is a knee jerk reaction and it will not solve a gambling problem. We ask that the national lottery reconsider.
Although it only has two signatures so far, I’m sure some of you reading this will be eager to add your name to it!
However, I’m not sure how much 100 signatures will have on their decision!
If you want to add your name to the petition, check it out here. In a separate story, probably related to this to the whole issue behind the whole problem gambling issue, National Lottery have updated their weekly spend limit.
This applies to anybody playing any of their game online, including their online scratchcards – instant wins.
In a quote from an email sent out to all players, they said:
“We know it can be easy to lose track of time and spend more than intended, so we’ve introduced a new weekly spend limit”
It looks like National Lottery have been having a few issues with problem gamblers at some point in time, and doing their best to show they are a responsible gambling provider!