Gaming Machines

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 7th June 2018.

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Photo of Lord Porter of Spalding Lord Porter of Spalding Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Statement by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 17 May (HL Deb, cols 772–84) on gaming machines, when the reduction in the maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals will come into force.

Photo of Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord Ashton of Hyde The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Government published its response to the consultation on changes to gaming machines and social responsibility measures on 17 May. The Government will engage with the gambling industry to ensure they are given sufficient time to implement and complete the technological changes for the reduction in maximum stake for Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals. The Government will deliver the reduction in stake through secondary legislation in due course.

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