Gambling - House of Lords - Call for Evidence.

01 Jul

We recently reported the formation of a new House of Lords Committee to report on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry.  The Committee has to report on its findings by 31st March 2020.

The Committee have now published their call for evidence.  The deadline for submission is Friday 6th September 2019 and details on how you can file a submission can be found here.

This initial call for evidence consists of 19 questions including:

  • Should gambling operators have a legal duty of care to their customers?
  • Is the money raised by the levy adequate to meet the current needs for research, education and treatment? How effective is the voluntary levy? Would a mandatory levy or other alternative arrangement be more productive and effective? How should income raised by a levy be spent, and how should the outcome be monitored? What might be learned from international comparisons?
  • The restrictions on society lotteries were relaxed by the Gambling Act 2005, and there is concern that some of them are effectively being taken over by larger commercial lotteries. Is this concern well founded? If so, what should be done?

Each of these questions could have significant impact upon the Gambling Industry.

We shall keep you updated.

Law correct at the date of publication.
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