SBC News Cross-party MPs to review Gambling Act

Cross-party MPs to review Gambling Act

The Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) has confirmed that it has launched its review of the Gambling Act 2005, pre-empting the review to be launched by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).

The review, which will take place online, will consider written evidence from industry stakeholders and hold a series of meetings with experts from all sections of the industry and supporting organisations.

It aims to carry out a review of the legislation and consider what future changes may be needed to keep the law relevant to the technical and social changes that have occurred since its implementation. The findings will be submitted to DCMS as part of its review of the Act.

Upon launching the review, Philip Davies MP, Co-Chair of the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group said: “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 to help inform the government in their work in this area.

“We want to listen to the legitimate concerns people have of the gambling industry as well as ensure the industry gets a fair hearing as well. I am determined that we listen to a wide range of views and make evidence based recommendations which will ensure we enhance our global reputation as having the best regulated gambling industry in the world.”

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