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GambleAware and BACTA to give evidence to Lords Committee

28 October 2019

The Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry holds a double evidence session with witnesses from GambleAware and the British Amusement Catering Trade Association (BACTA). The Committee is focussing on young people and gambling, funding for treatment, and concerns about links with the industry.


Tuesday 29 October in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 3.20pm

  • Marc Etches, Chief Executive, GambleAware
  • Kate Lampard CBE, Chair of Trustees, GambleAware

At 4.20pm

  • John White, Chief Executive, BACTA
  • Jason Frost, former President, BACTA

Areas of discussion

Areas the Committee is likely to discuss include:

  • Gambling as a public health issue
  • The potential impact of a mandatory levy
  • The level of funding required to provide treatment and support for disordered gamblers and their families
  • Concerns about the relationships between GambleAware, treatment providers and the gambling industry
  • Who should be commissioning gambling research in the UK
  • The role Category D gaming machines in the gambling industry
  • The forms of gambling open to children and young people in the UK
  • Any possible link between gambling when young and experiencing gambling related harm later in life
  • The future of under 18s gambling in the UK
  • The relationship between the Gambling Commission and the gambling industry

Further information