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The Gambling Act 2005: A bet worth taking?

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Last Tuesday the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK parliament published its latest report on gambling ‘The Gambling Act 2005: A bet worth taking?‘.

The views of the report are best summarised in paragraph 5 of the Intro :

‘Gambling is now widely accepted in the UK as a legitimate entertainment activity. While we recognise the need to be aware of the harm caused by problem gambling, it seems to us that the rather reluctantly permissive tone of gambling legislation over the last 50 years is now an anomaly. Our general approach in this report has therefore been to support liberalisation of rules and delegation of decisions to those most knowledgeable about their likely impacts, local authorities, while keeping national controls to the minimum commensurate with protection of the vulnerable, in particular children’.

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Written by Claire Loussouarn

July 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Posted in News

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