Committee to review UK gambling

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A cross-party committee is to conduct a review of British gambling regulation ahead of the Gambling Act white paper that is long overdue.

The committee will report to the DCMS – the department in the UK that has responsibility for gambling. It will look at the progress that the government has made on gambling issues raised by members of parliament, including the regulation of the online market.

Committee member Julie Elliott, MP, said: “Gambling acts as an enjoyable pastime for large numbers of players, but regulation is struggling to keep pace with the rapidly changing way in which it happens today.

“This puts people at risk of the devastating harm it can sometimes cause to lives. The DCMS committee’s inquiry will look at the scale of gambling-related harm in the UK, what the government should do about it and how a regulatory regime can best adapt to new forms of online gambling, based both in and outside the UK.”

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