Gambling: Internet

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 31st March 2017.

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Photo of Emma Reynolds Emma Reynolds Labour, Wolverhampton North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure that under-age people are not able to gamble online.

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

The protection of children from being harmed or exploited by gambling is one of the core objectives of the Gambling Act 2005.

Gambling Commission licence conditions ensure strict controls are in place to prevent children from accessing gambling online. Where there is a failure to prevent underage gambling, the Gambling Commission will take regulatory and/or criminal action.

Government will not hesitate to take action if it is needed to protect young people from gambling-related harm.

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