Gambling

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 13th December 2018.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

What steps he is taking to reduce gambling-related harm.

Photo of Danielle Rowley Danielle Rowley Labour, Midlothian

What steps he is taking to reduce gambling-related harm.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The government published the Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures in May. This set out measures to strengthen protections around gaming machines, including cutting the maximum stake on B2 machines from £100 to £2, and on online gambling and gambling advertising. It also set out action on treatment and support for those who experience harm, including initiatives to improve the evidence on treatment needs and effectiveness, expand access to existing services and strengthen the voluntary system for funding support. We take gambling-related harm very seriously and will work closely across Government and with the Gambling Commission to build on the actions outlined in the Review.

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