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The Casino and Bingo industries give evidence to Lords Committee

4 November 2019

The Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry takes evidence from the gambling industry, with double evidence sessions with executives from the Casino and Bingo sectors.


Tuesday 5 November in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 3.05pm

  • Simon Thomas, Chief Executive, Hippodrome Casino
  • John O'Reilly, Chief Executive, Rank Group

At 4.05pm

  • Miles Baron, Chief Executive, Bingo Association
  • Phil Cronin, Chief Executive, Tombola
  • Simon Wykes, Transition Director, Gamesys Group

Possible questions

Areas the sessions will cover include:

  • Potential reforms to gambling legislation
  • The appropriateness of treating gambling as a public health issue
  • Concerns about the relationship between the research community and the gambling industry
  • Affordability checks on customers depositing large sums
  • VIP or loyalty schemes
  • Gambling using credit cards
  • The positive social impact that bingo has on those who play
  • A mandatory level
  • Methods to encourage more responsible gambling
  • Affordability checks
  • Gambling advertising

Further information