Gambling: Children

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Chris Evans Chris Evans Labour/Co-operative, Islwyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect of permitting children to gamble in family entertainment centres on future gambling habits.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Available evidence is inconclusive as to the long-term effect on children playing category D machines in Family Entertainment Centres. However the Government takes the issue of children gambling very seriously and continues to keep the matter under review.

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