Published: 06 May 2020 by Richard Bradley
“The Parliamentary All-Party Betting & Gaming Group has launched its own review of the Gambling Act 2005.
The Group’s review is focusing on the current gambling legislative framework, attempting to gather evidence to support what, if any, future changes may be required to keep the current legislation relevant to the technical and social changes that have occurred since the Gambling Act 2005’s inception.
The Group has called for evidence from all interested stakeholders, and intends to hold a series of virtual meetings with experts from all sections of the industry and supporting organisations.
The review has been motivated by the Conservative Party’s 2019 General Election manifesto statement that “The Gambling Act is increasingly becoming an analogue law in the digital age”.
Any conclusions drawn following the review will be provided in a comprehensive report submitted to the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport as part of its review of the Gambling Act 2005.
Philip Davies MP, co-chair of the Parliamentary All-Party Betting & Gaming Group, has stated that “It is essential that any review of the 2005 Gambling Act is based on evidence”. The aim of the consultation is to listen to the legitimate concerns people have of the gambling industry, as well as ensuring that the industry gets a fair hearing.
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