The Gambling White paper continued: biggest shakeup of gambling rules in two decades
Britain's gambling laws need an update so they will be relevant and effective in the digital age. So here is some more detail of the proposals put forward in the Gambling White paper.
This will be the biggest shakeup in Britain's gambling laws for two decades.
For centuries, millions of people have been able to enjoy sensible gambling within the limits of what they can afford without harming themselves or their families. But it has also been a problem for centuries that some people who gamble money which they can't afford to lose have inflicted devastating harm on themselves and their families.
- It is right and proper that those who work in the gambling industry, and their customers, should have the confidence of knowing that all bets and all games will be run fairly, with a level playing field, in an open and transparent way, and the customers protected from gambling harms.
- So the government is introducing landmark changes to gambling laws as set out in the Gambling White Paper, including a new levy on betting firms to pay for treatment for gambling addiction, player protection checks and new stake limits for online slots just as we have in bricks and mortar establishments.
- These proposals will ensure the industry, which employs 100,000 people, continues to flourish sustainably but players are protected from gambling related harm.