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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 — 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 — 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: 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 — 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: 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 — 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 — 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....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Gambling: Internet (26 Sep 2014)

Baroness Northover: The Gambling Commission’s publication ‘What is gambling software?’ (June 2014) provides advice to assist the industry in understanding who needs a gambling software licence. This covers what constitutes the activities of manufacturing, supplying, installing and adapting gambling software, considers circumstances where multiple parties are involved in the development process...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Responsible Gambling Trust (19 Apr 2016)

David Evennett: The Responsible Gambling Trust is an independent charity that raises funds from industry to spend on research, education and treatment for problem gambling. In developing its programme of activities, it takes into account priorities set by the Gambling Commission’s advisory body, the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board. The Department considers the findings of the Responsible Gambling...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Gambling: Crime (27 Nov 2013)

Helen Grant: In monitoring the licensing objectives of the Gambling Act 2005, which include keeping crime out of gambling, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport looks to the Gambling Commission for advice. To ensure the licensing objectives are met the Commission places obligations on gambling operators and works closely with law enforcement agencies to tackle gambling-related crime such as corrupt...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Gambling (18 Jul 2006)

Richard Caborn: The Advertising Standards Authority is working with the Gambling Commission to draw up new codes for gambling advertising, on which it will begin consulting shortly. The Secretary of State also has reserve powers under the Gambling Act 2005 to make regulations with regard to the form, content, timing and location of gambling advertising. She will not hesitate to use these powers if it becomes...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Gambling (12 Jan 2010)

Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what steps the Gambling Commission is taking to seek to ensure that the licensing objectives are not adversely affected by the use by UK customers of online gambling companies operating in non-EEA white listed countries; (2) what factors are taken into account by the Government in deciding whether to permit a gambling operator...

Public Bill Committee: Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) bill: Clause 4 - Offence of advertising unlicensed remote gambling: Northern Ireland (19 Nov 2013)

Helen Grant: The clause introduces a new offence of advertising unlicensed remote gambling in Northern Ireland. It applies only to Northern Ireland. The new offence prohibits remote gambling operators from advertising remote gambling in Northern Ireland unless the operator has a remote gambling licence from the Gambling Commission. Gambling is a devolved matter. However, Northern Ireland law does not...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Internet Gambling (18 Sep 2006)

Richard Caborn: We have had a number of discussions with the Gambling Commission, the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, remote gambling industry representatives, and others, on the promotion of internet gambling. The promotion of gambling in non-broadcast media is regulated by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA); and in broadcast media it is regulated by Ofcom. ASA and Ofcom will consult the Gambling...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Gambling (4 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 principal 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...


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