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Gambling: Advertising

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 20556, tabled on 25 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a ban on gambling advertising on the gambling industry.

Answered on

4 March 2020

Ministers and officials have regular meetings with stakeholders on a range of issues. Details of Ministerial meetings are published quarterly on the government’s website at: https://www.gov.uk/search/transparency-and-freedom-of-information-releases?content_store_document_type=transparency&organisations%5B%5D=department-for-digital-culture-media-sport

The evidence regarding gambling advertising was examined as part of the government’s Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures. The government’s response can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-proposals-for-changes-to-gaming-machines-and-social-responsibility-measures

The government has committed to a review of the Gambling Act 2005 to make sure it is fit for the digital age. Further details will be announced in due course.