UK: Parliament to review gambling laws

The Parliamentary All Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) will meet with a range of stakeholders to ensure gambling law is fit for purpose.

UK.- Parliament will review the UK’s Gambling Act 2005to ensure the law remains fit for purpose.

The Parliamentary All Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) confirmed the review after the Conservative Party’s 2019 General Election manifesto statement warned the Act is becoming an analogue law in a digital age.

The group will take written evidence from all interested stakeholders and hold meetings with industry experts. The first of these will take place next month, with the final report to be published in winter.

Philip Davies MP, Co-Chair of the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group, said: “We want to listen to the legitimate concerns people have of the gambling industry as well as ensure the industry gets a fair hearing as well.

“I am determined that we listen to a wide range of views and make evidence-based recommendations which will ensure we enhance our global reputation as having the best regulated gambling industry in the world.”