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The Gambling Commission has welcomed announcement of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures

The review will cover a number of areas including maximum gaming machines stakes and prizes, allocations of gaming machines in licensed premises, and social responsibility measures to minimise the risk of gambling related harm. 

Sarah Harrison, Gambling Commission chief executive, said: “We’re very pleased that the review has been announced and that we have a clear timetable – it offers an excellent opportunity for all those with an interest in gambling to ensure their voices are heard. I would encourage any interested parties to share their views with government. 

“As the regulator of gambling in Britain and committed to keeping gambling fair, safe and crime-free, we will be submitting our advice to Government in line with our statutory duties. 

“Our advice, which will be informed by our expert advisors the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board, will be made public after it is submitted. Obviously it would be inappropriate to offer a running commentary as the review progresses.” 

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Posted on 24 October 2016