Great Britain Rate and Gambling Council (PWC) warned about the danger created by the illegal black online market when it turned out that British players visited unregulated sites 27 million times a year.

PWC report showed that 200 thousand customers used an unlicensed gambling operator for 12 months from 2018 to 2019, making rates for a total of about 1.4 billion pounds (1.87 billion dollars). In general, the unregulated operators accounted for 2.5% of all visits, which amounted to a total of 27 million visits. And almost every tenth of the search results for gambling accounted for the Sites of the Black Market.

The conclusions were made at the time when the UK government continues to revise the 2005 Gambling Act, and led to new warnings that this could lead to the fact that customers will be in the hands of the black market operators that have no guarantees established adjustable sector. These guarantees include strict personal and age checks, as well as a wide range of safer gambling tools, such as deposit limits, time-outs and interventions, when players spend more time or money than with standard game.

In contrast, the black market sites can lure players under 18 years old who cannot bet with adjustable operators, and do not conduct any customer checks, regardless of how much time or money they spend on gambling.