Cashback sites accused of rewarding gambling: Three big firms promoting more than 60 bingo and betting sites
Cashback sites have been accused of encouraging gambling by rewarding customers for betting online.
Topcashback, Quidco and Ohmydosh all offer cashback for a range of services and purchases.
But Money Mail found they were promoting more than 60 gambling, bingo and betting sites between them.
Addictive: Topcashback, Quidco and Ohmydosh were found to be promoting more than 60 gambling, bingo and betting sites between them
Topcashback has boasted of paying out £30,000 in a month to customers who signed up with one gambling site. It currently pays new customers £55 if they wager at least £10 with Bonus Kings.
Rival site Quidco pays new Coral Casino gamblers £40 as long as they bet at least £10.
Meanwhile, eight out of 23 of Ohmydosh’s ‘higher earner’ deals are for gambling or bingo sites.
Shadow gambling minister Alex Davies-Jones says: ‘Websites that lure consumers in with supposedly lucrative cashback offers incentivise further game play and are an increasingly worrying trend.
We are in a cost of living crisis, with many people across the UK worrying about their earnings and the rising energy prices.’
Sue Anderson, of debt charity StepChange, says: ‘Gambling firms shouldn’t exploit people’s vulnerabilities, such as compulsion or addiction, yet there are still many mechanisms through which people can be “hooked”, including incentives offered via cashback sites.’
A Topcashback spokesman says it will be reviewing its gambling category, adding: ‘We acknowledge more can be done to encourage responsible gambling.’
A Quidco spokesman says: ‘We expect consumers to gamble responsibly.’