Clause 8 - Equal chance gaming

Gambling Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 11th November 2004.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Richard Caborn Richard Caborn Minister of State (Sport and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media & Sport

By way of a short explanation, whether gaming is a matter of equal or unequal chance, its regulation is important. In principle, unequal chance gaming gives rise to greater opportunities for unfairness or indeed exploitation. The Bill accordingly lays down that low-level gaming must be equal chance gaming. For that procedure to work as intended a clear definition is needed. That is what the clause provides.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 8 ordered to stand part of the Bill.