Gambling review and reform: towards a new regulatory framework

This report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation provides recommendations ahead of the Government’s anticipated review of the 2005 Gambling Act.

The Government has described the need to bring an “analogue Act” into line with the “digital age.” Online gambling – increasing both in popularity and profitability – is not subject to the same controls as equivalent land-based content. Following a series of high-profile interventions in Parliament, this report sets out the next steps. It is a roadmap for reforming the gambling industry. Its recommendations are designed to create fairness in the market, better regulation, and ensure that fewer people are subjected to the pain of gambling-related harm.

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