Gaming Machines

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 13th September 2017.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of funds staked on fixed-odds betting terminals that is staked by (a) problem gamblers and (b) people who are in receipt of benefits.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the total number of people in receipt of benefits who regularly use fixed-odds betting terminals.

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

On 24 August the Gambling Commission published a report that draws together evidence on gambling behaviour, including that on fixed odds betting terminals, in England, Scotland and Wales.

The report can be found here:

http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/PDF/survey-data/Gambling-behaviour-in-Great-Britain-2015.pdf

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