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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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What steps he is taking to reduce problem gambling.

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

We take problem gambling very seriously and protecting vulnerable people is a key aim for the Government and the Gambling Commission.

The rate of problem gambling among the adult population in Britain has remained relatively stable over many years, and is currently 0.8%.

Our consultation on gaming machines and social responsibility closed in January. It made clear we will cut stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals. It also included measures to strengthen protections around other gaming machines, online gambling and gambling advertising.

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