According to BGC, gaming activity did not increase, as many expected, but, on the contrary, decreased by 60%. And if we take into account the closure of land-based betting points and casinos, the overall activity has dropped significantly. According to the organization, advertising also decreased, but they decided that it was necessary to further protect residents in this difficult time.
More recently, in response to a call from doctors observing the consequences of gambling addiction to cancel gambling ads during quarantine, BGC seemed to take a defensive position. Even then, they noted that, on the contrary, gambling activity decreased. But, apparently, they did not wait for the regulator to intervene and take action.