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UK Gambling Commission calls for Public Opinion on plans to make Gambling Safer and Fairer

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Posted on 27 July 2023 by "T".

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced they are asking the public for their views on proposals to make gambling safer and fairer, and to make sure it is crime free.

The Commission would like to hear from gambling businesses, consumers and other interested groups on a number of proposals.

The package includes the first set of consultations to implement proposals by Government in its Gambling Act Review White Paper High stakes: Gambling reform for the Digital Age.

Proposals include new obligations regarding financial risk and vulnerability, remote games design, improving consumer choice on direct marketing, strengthening age verification in premises, among others.

Gambling Commission Executive Director for research and policy Tim Miller said:
"These consultations offer the opportunity for people to have their say on proposals aimed at empowering and protecting consumers.

Many of these proposals have already had a significant amount of engagement and scrutiny, and the Government's White Paper sets out the policy positions. We are pleased to now focus consultation and engagement on the detail of how such protections and controls can be implemented in practice.

Today's launch is a key moment in turning the commitments in the White Paper into reality."

Today also marks the launch of Government consultations on online slots stake limits and updated rules for arcades, bingo halls and casinos.

Gambling Minister Stuart Andrew said:
"We are updating our decades old gambling laws to make them fit for the smartphone era.

We want to protect people from harm while making sure everyone who loves a flutter can continue to do so enjoyably.

These consultations give people a chance to have their say and I encourage everyone to make their voice heard."

Consultations on all Commission topics will be open for 12 weeks.

About the UKGC
Gambling in the UK is regulated by the Gambling Commission, an executive non-departmental public body that acts on behalf of the government's DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) under the Gambling Act 2005.



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3 comments on "UK Gambling Commission calls for Public Opinion on plans to make Gambling Safer and Fairer"

 dule-vu27/07/2023 13:57:11 GMT
Every fem months in uk they make some new rules, new opinion for safer gambling, to set up new things for players at betting, casino, poker... All to do to strict players with their money and how much they will spend! They made some bad new rules and we will see what they will do now and how they will force players!
 ggusia27/07/2023 14:12:23 GMT
I think it's good to know the public's opinion on a topic like gambling, but shouldn't they focus more on developing really good and consistent rules? Constantly changing the rules won't accomplish anything, people who want to play will continue to do so. Of course, the new rules have some limitations, but they also make people more scheming, and that usually has bad results. The question is, do they really take the opinions of ordinary people seriously, or is it just for show?
 dule-vu27/07/2023 14:20:33 GMT
They make bad rules for uk players!

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