Gambling Commission welcomes Gambling Act Review

As reported yesterday, the DCMS ( Department for Culture, Media & Sport ) in the UK launched a review of the current Gambling Act which came into being in its current form back in 2005, with a ‘call for evidence’ running until the end of March 2021, inviting all stakeholders in the industry to take part.

The Gambling Commission’s Chief Executive Officer Neil McArthur, commenting on the news of the review yesterday afternoon, said: “We welcome the government’s Review of the Gambling Act which will also consider our powers and resources.”

“Our job is to make gambling safer and the Review creates an opportunity to build on the progress we have made to protect players and the public – such as strengthened age and identity verification, strict new guidance for so-called VIP schemes and banning gambling with credit cards.”

“As the statutory adviser to the Secretary of State we look forward to contributing our advice to help with the government’s Review and we will continue our close working relationship with DCMS as the Review proceeds. We’ve made it clear to gambling operators that we will continue to work at pace to take action to protect consumers while the Review of the Gambling Act is underway.”

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Dave Sawyer

Dave has been involved in the Online Gambling industry for 20 odd years now. With experience working for an operator based in Gibraltar, where he headed up the IT team at Ladbrokes, to running his own iGaming affiliate websites until 2019.

Dave now writes for Casinomeister and sister site Casino Gazette. You may also see him on the forum from time to time, where he goes by the handle Webzcas.

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