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

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Photo of Carolyn Harris Carolyn Harris Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

What steps her Department is taking to tackle problem gambling.

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

We published a consultation on gaming machines and social responsibility in October. This includes proposals to cut stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals and measures to strengthen protections around other gaming machines, online gambling and gambling advertising

Gamble Aware will lead a major responsible gambling advertising campaign, to raise awareness of risks associated with gambling

Protecting vulnerable people is a key aim for the Gambling Commission and the Government.

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