It’s time for sensible, conservative action to protect the vulnerable – and allow the majority a safe flutter.
Posts Tagged: gambling
Richard Holden: Why we need Parliament back to deliver immigration control, trade deals, levelling up – and much more.
More delay would playing into the hands of the SNP and other opposition parties who claim that ‘Westminster isn’t delivering.’
With more people at home and severely restricted, the pandemic has exacerbated regulatory concerns about betting and gaming.
Plus: As of writing, I’ve had hardly any communications at all from constituents about the Coronavirus.
Government should be passionate about self-reliance, but we must also recognise the transformative power of an enabling state.
Nicky Morgan: The Budget – and a Government that failed to listen to the country over problem gambling
We need to be alive to adding to the impression that the fixing of a social harm can wait a few months while we find a way to replace lost revenue.
WATCH: Brokenshire claims “it’s wrong to say that there’s been a delay” with gambling machine policy
In response to questioning over Crouch’s resignation, the housing secretary says, “We want to see this introduced properly and effectively”.
Adrian Crossley: Crouch was right about Fixed Odd Betting Terminals – and the Government should follow her lead
The Government has been bold on this so far and now it must be bolder still. For some, this pause may have tragic consequences.
Outside Westminster, Crouch’s resignation will make little impact on a Budget that has gone more or less according to plan. Inside, it may not be quite the same story.
The Government should consider setting up a domestic policy Cabinet sub-committee to help alleviate the Brexit bandwidth problem.
Sponsored Post: Association of British Bookmakers: Family-run bookmakers in plea to save their shops
A warning against cutting maximum stakes on popular gaming machines.
Peter Thompson: The inconsistencies, contortions and self-contradictions of the case for votes at 16
On what basis would they then be prevented from appearing in pornography? Should they then not be tried as adults and sent to adult prisons? And so on.
Sponsored Post: Association of British Bookmakers: A £2 stake on FOBTs would deal a devastating blow to High Streets
The proposals risks forcing more than 4,500 betting shops to close by 2020, with a serious knock-on effect for neighbouring businesses.
Sponsored Post: Association of British Bookmakers: 1,500 jobs wiped out as betting shop closures accelerate in advance of FOBT decision
For four years in a row the number of bookmakers has declined.
There is nothing like FOTBs anywhere else in Europe. This toxic mix of high stakes and rapid spins is leaving an alarming amount of people with addiction and debt.