The Gambling White Paper
The government has published a Gambling White Paper, with proposals to bring our gambling regulations into the digital age and tackle gambling addiction.
- Millions of people enjoy gambling without issues but there are too many cases of addiction and catastrophic financial loss which can have a devastating impact on people’s lives.
- That is why the Gambling White Paper has been published, setting out proposals to address this problem, including a new levy on betting firms to pay for treatment for gambling addiction, player protection checks and new stake limits for online slots as is the case for bricks and mortar establishments.
- These proposals are designed to strike a balance which will ensure that the industry, which employs 100,000 people, continues to flourish sustainably but while also protecting players from gambling related harm.