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Gambling HoL Select Committee publishes a call for evidence Published Date: 02/07/2019

House of Lords Select Committee publishes a call for evidence in respect of the gambling industry.

Further to our previous article reporting on the creation of a House of Lords Select Committee setup to look at gambling related harm, we can now report that the committee has published its call for evidence.

As reported, the call for evidence, raises a number of questions:

1. The current state of the industry;
2. Developments in gambling habits;
3. The industry’s contribution towards research, education and treatment of problem gamblers;
4. Whether the Gambling Act 2005 needs to be updated to reflect the significant changes in technology;
5. If gambling operators should have a legal duty of care to their customers;
6. Whether children should be allowed to play games machines including fruit machines, pushers and cranes;
7. The effectiveness of the voluntary levy;
8. Whether changes should be made to the statutory regime governing the National Lottery; and
9. How decisions should be made about regulating gambling advertising.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 6 September 2019.