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Horseracing industry and lotteries give evidence to Lords Committee

28 January 2020

The next evidence session of the Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry asks the horseracing industry about the benefits and challenges of its close relationship with gambling. The Committee's second session considers lottery regulation and advertising with Camelot and the People's Postcode Lottery.

Witnesses

Tuesday 28 January in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 3.20pm

  • Alex Frost, Chief Executive of UK Tote Group;
  • Robin Grossmith, Director of The Federation of Racecourse Bookmakers;
  • Nigel Roddis, Managing Director of BritBet Racing; and
  • Nick Rust, Chief Executive of The British Horseracing Authority.

At 4.20pm

  • Nigel Railton, Chief Executive of Camelot;
  • Matt Ridsdale, Executive Director of Camelot;
  • Clara Govier, Managing Director of People's Postcode Lottery; and
  • Malcolm Fleming, Head of Public Affairs of People's Postcode Lottery.

Areas of discussion

Questions are likely to focus on:

  • The relationship, if any, between gambling on horseracing and gambling-related harms;
  • The action taken by the British Horseracing authority, racecourse bookmakers and the horseracing industry to tackle problem gambling and gambling-related harms;
  • The horseracing industry's views on the current voluntary levy used to fund research, education and treatment for those suffering with gambling-related harms; and
  • The exclusion of horseracing from the gambling industry's voluntary 'whistle-to-whistle' advertising ban.
  • The benefits of lotteries, particularly for individuals and wider society;
    Lottery duty and the taxation regime of lotteries;
  • The  lotteries views on the current voluntary levy used to fund research, education and treatment for those suffering with gambling-related harms; 
  • The impact of increased spending on advertising and marketing, on the money received by good causes; and
  • The minimum age for playing National Lottery games.

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