The Betting and Gaming Council has published a series of clips from Parliament of MPs discussing the Gambling Act Review in a series of mini-clips shared across BGC’s Twitter platform.
Aaron Bell, MP for Newcastle-Under-Lyme
Andrew Gwynne MP for Denton & Reddish
Craig Whittaker, Conservative MP for Calder Valley in West Yorkshire.
Felicity Buchan, MP for Kensington
Greg Smith, MP for Buckingham constituency
Kevin Brennan, MP for Cardiff West
Nigel Huddleston, MP for Mid Worcestershire & the Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage
Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East
What is being said?
The first video shows Nigel Huddleston, the Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, stating:
“We have to listen, to gather the evidence and think deeply about what we need for the next decade and beyond, nearly half of the adult population gambles each month and for the majority of people gambling is a fun and carefree leisure activity. It’s also a sector that supports 100,000 jobs and pays nearly £3bn a year in taxes.
“However, we know that in some cases gambling can cause significant damage to peoples lives including mental health problems relationship breakdown debt and in extreme cases suicide.
“We must ensure our regulatory and legislative framework delivers on a core aim of the 2005 Act, the protection of children and vulnerable people in a fair, open and crime free gambling economy.
“This review will seek to strike a careful balance between giving individuals the freedom to choose how they spend their own money while protecting vulnerable people and their families from gambling related harms.”
Why should I watch it?
With the recent announcement of the government review of the Gambling Act this is straight from the horse’s mouth insight into what it will entail.
Where can I see more?
Source: You can catch the rest on the Betting and Gaming Council’s Twitter.