Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 16th July 2008.

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Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), Deputy Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the timetable for the review of the effect of the new casinos permitted under the Gambling Act 2005 is.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport)

An assessment of the social and economic impact of the eight large and eight small casinos permitted under the Gambling Act will be conducted when the first of the new casinos has been trading for at least three years. The new casinos are not likely to be trading before 2010 or 2011 at the earliest. We do not expect the assessment to be completed before 2014.

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