APBGG Launch 2005 Gambling Act Review Through DCMS

The Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) announced that it has launched its review of the 2005 Gambling Act, preempting the review to be conducted by the Digital, Cultural, Media & Sport (DCMS) Department.

The online analysis should consider written information from industry stakeholders and conduct a series of meetings with experts from all aspects of the market, as well as supporting organisations.

This aims at carrying out a statutory review and considering what potential changes might be required to keep the law relevant to the technological and social changes that have taken place since its introduction. The results are to be reported to DCMS as part of its review of the Act.

Philip Davies MP, Co-Chair of Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Committee, said after the study was launched: “As Co-Chairman of the All Party Betting and Gaming Group, I believe it is essential that any review of the 2005 Gambling Act is based on evidence. The purpose of these sessions to help inform the government in their work in this area.

“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.”