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Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Children (22 Dec 2017)

Tracey Crouch: Protecting children and the vulnerable from being harmed or exploited by gambling is a core objective of the regulation of gambling in Great Britain, and a priority for the government. Operators offering gambling services to people in Great Britain must have a licence from the Gambling Commission and must have effective policies and procedures designed to prevent underage gambling. The...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Gambling (23 Jan 2006)

Richard Caborn: My Department has commissioned research into attitudes towards gambling, gambling spend and participation in gambling activities. This includes, but is not specific to, online gambling. This summer, the Gambling Commission will be conducting a study into the prevalence of problem gambling in all gambling sectors, including online gambling, which will be published before the Gambling Act 2005...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Surveys (21 Jun 2018)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: Following the British Gambling Prevalence Survey (BGPS) in 2010 it was decided to include questions about gambling participation and the experience of gambling problems in national health surveys. Since then, data from the 2012 and 2015 Health Surveys for England and Scotland as well as the Problem Gambling Survey Wales 2015 has been used to assess rates of problem gambling. The health...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Gambling: Online Gambling (27 Nov 2012)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: British-based gambling operators must comply with licence conditions requiring them to signpost assistance to gamblers in gambling premises and on websites, while a voluntary code requires information about problem gambling to be included in all gambling advertising. The Government intend that overseas-based operators offering remote gambling to British consumers should hold a Gambling...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Children: Gambling (20 Feb 2018)

Tracey Crouch: Protecting children and the vulnerable from being harmed or exploited by gambling is a core objective of the regulation of gambling in Great Britain, and a priority for the government. Operators offering gambling services to people in Great Britain must have a licence from the Gambling Commission and must have effective policies and procedures designed to prevent underage gambling. The...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Gambling (22 Jan 2007)

Richard Caborn: Under the Gambling Act 2005, I commissioned the Gambling Commission to undertake a major UK gambling prevalence study. The last prevalence study was commissioned by GamCare in 1999. The current study is now under way and will report in September 2007. It will measure the prevalence of participation in all forms of gambling, estimate the prevalence of problem gambling and investigate the...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Gambling: Internet (8 Oct 2007)

Gerry Sutcliffe: The Government are not responsible for decisions about which individual companies may or may not advertise on British television. The only gambling operators that are permitted to advertise on television are those licensed by the Gambling Commission in Great Britain or licensed in the European Economic Area (EEA) or licensed in a jurisdiction that the Government has decided to treat as if it...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Children (2 Mar 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: The protection of children from being harmed or exploited by gambling is one of the three licensing objectives that underpin the regulation of gambling in Great Britain. The Commission use a range of tools to prevent children from accessing gambling, one of which is to issue penalties. The Gambling Commission licence and regulate gambling operators but individual gambling premises (across...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Online Gambling (30 Jan 2014)

Helen Grant: The British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2010 indicates that problem gambling rates for some forms of online gambling activity are proportionately higher than some other forms of gambling, and that some people who gamble online are likely to take part in multiple other gambling activities. Through the Gambling Licensing and Advertising Bill, the Government is extending consistent protections...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Departmental Public Consultations (23 Mar 2009)

Gerry Sutcliffe: ...and 27 in 2006. Details of these consultations, broken down by year of consultation launch are as follows: 2008 The Draft Categories of Gaming Machine (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and The Draft Gambling Act 2005 (Limits on Prize Gaming) Regulations 2009. World Heritage for the Nation: Identifying, Protecting and Promoting our World Heritage. Council of Europe Transfrontier Television...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Internet (23 Apr 2018)

Tracey Crouch: We are committed to ensuring that those who gamble are protected from gambling-related harm, whether they gamble online or in land-based premises. The Government’s consultation on gaming machines and social responsibility included measures to strengthen protections for online gambling. We will publish our response to the consultation in due course. All online operators must supply tools...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Gambling (7 Feb 2008)

Gerry Sutcliffe: The Gambling Act 2005 places the protection of children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling as one of the principle objectives of gambling regulation for the first time. The Act also establishes a powerful new regulator, the Gambling Commission, responsible for ensuring UK gambling operators are meeting the Government's licensing objectives. All gambling...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Internet (23 Apr 2018)

Tracey Crouch: The Gambling Commission measures participation in gambling activity and the problem gambling rates associated with the activity. The latest Great Britain wide data on gambling participation and problem gambling rates is set out in the Health Survey report on Gambling Behaviour in Great Britain 2015, published in August 2017. This report found that 10% of people over the age of 16 participated...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Gambling (29 Nov 2012)

Hugh Robertson: The British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2010, published by the Gambling Commission at the following link: www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk showed that 0.7% or 0.9% of the adult population, depending on the measure used, are likely to be problem gamblers. Data on problem gambling are not collected by local authority area. British based gambling operators must comply with licence conditions...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Gambling (12 Sep 2007)

Gerry Sutcliffe: holding answer 10 September 2007 Problem gambling services in Great Britain are mainly funded by the gambling industry, principally through the Responsibility in Gambling Trust (RiGT). The Government do not fund dedicated problem gambling services, but anybody with a gambling problem who seeks help from the NHS will be offered support and, if necessary, treatment. In the past five years, the...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Internet (6 Jun 2018)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: The Gambling Commission is the statutory regulator for gambling in Great Britain. The Gambling Commission recently concluded a comprehensive review of the online gambling sector drawing on its experience of regulating the whole British online gambling market since November 2014, and has identified key areas where it intends to consult on regulatory changes to enhance protections for online...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling (19 Dec 2017)

Tracey Crouch: The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) was set up by the Gambling Commission to advise on priorities for research relating to responsible gambling. GambleAware, an independent charity, leads on commissioning and funding research into gambling-related harm and supporting education and treatment programmes, taking into account the priorities set out by the RGSB. RGSB’s latest...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling: Children (2 Nov 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: The minimum legal age for most forms of gambling in Great Britain is 18. This applies to adult gaming centres, betting shops, bingo halls, casinos, race tracks and online gambling. All gambling operators offering gambling services to people in Great Britain must have a licence from the Gambling Commission, and must have effective policies and procedures designed to prevent underage gambling....

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Gambling: Internet (28 Oct 2010)

John Penrose: This Department and the Gambling Commission do not use the terms "Frequent" or "habitual" to describe the gambling habits of individuals and do not record the information requested on that basis. The British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2007, commissioned by the Gambling Commission, was undertaken better to understand the nature and scale of gambling in Great Britain. Data on trends of online...

Public Bodies Bill [HL] — Committee (8th Day) (Continued) (7 Mar 2011)

Baroness Thornton: My Lords, 72 per cent of the population gambled in the past year, so it is important that we get the regulation of gambling, whether it is through the National Lottery or at a casino, right. I took part as a Back-Bencher in the passage of the Gambling Act through your Lordships' House with particular reference to the consequences for children and young people, which is why I am here today....


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