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How effective is the Gambling Act 2005? Committee asks

30 August 2019

The Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry hears evidence on the Gambling Act 2005 and regulation from the former Chair of the Gambling Review Body, Regulus Partners, Queen Mary University, and a former barrister specialising in gambling.


Tuesday 3 September in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm

  • Sir Alan Budd GBE, former Chairman, Gambling Review Body
  • Dan Waugh, Partner, Regulus Partners

At 4.30pm

  • Susanna Fitzgerald QC
  • Dr Julia Hörnle, Professor of Internet Law, Queen Mary, University of London

Areas of discussion

Areas the Committee is likely to discuss include:

  • Responsibility for preventing problem gambling, and whether the Gambling Act 2005 did enough to prevent problem gambling
  • Evaluation of the Gambling Act 2005
  • Public money and the treatment of problem gambling
  • Gambling advertising
  • The use of credit cards for gambling
  • The effectiveness of the Gambling Act 2005
  • The enforcement of licensing conditions including the obligation of operators to protect customers from gambling harm
  • Whether gambling operators in the UK should have a legal duty of care to their customers
  • Whether the Gambling Commission has the knowledge and the powers it needs to prevent harmful gambling and to protect people from harmful products
  • The exposure of children and vulnerable people to gambling advertising
  • Whether regulation and licensing conditions need to be updated

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