Gaming Machines: Midlothian

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Danielle Rowley Danielle Rowley Labour, Midlothian

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the effect of fixed-odds betting terminals on gambling addiction rates in Midlothian constituency in the last three years.

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

Neither the Department, nor the Gambling Commission, hold information on gambling addiction rates in individual constituencies.

We published a consultation on gaming machines and social responsibility in October. This includes measures to strengthen protections around online gambling and gambling advertising, which can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-proposals-for-changes-to-gaming-machines-and-social-responsibility-measures

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