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Cross-party MPs to initiate Gambling Act review

By Rebecca Latios - Contributor
2 years ago

The Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) has launched its review of the Gambling Act 2005, in anticipation of a similar review by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).

The main goal of the APBGG’s review is to plan future legislative improvements that might be necessary for the ever-evolving gambling industry. The adjustments in the law should reflect on technical and social changes that have occurred in the past 15 years. The review will also consider written evidence provided by industry stakeholders whilst holding meetings with experts from all sectors of the industry and supporting organizations.

Philip Davies MP, Co-Chair of the Parliamentary APBGG has explained: “As Co-Chairman of the All Party Betting and Gaming Group, I believe it is essential that any review of the 2005 Gambling Act is based on evidence. The purpose of these sessions is to help inform the government in their work in this area.”

He also stated how they want to listen, not only to the legitimate concerns people have about the gambling industry but the gambling industry as well to get a balanced view of the current situation. Davies also hopes to keep the UK’s global reputation as having the best regulated gambling industry in the world.