ABSG Progress Report on the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms – Year Two
5 - Gambling Act Review
Another key milestone during the year has been the launch of the Gambling Act Review in December 2020†. This is an important opportunity to consider how changes to legislation and regulatory powers and resources can help in reducing gambling harms.
The scope of the review is wide, meaning this is a significant opportunity to make changes which place greater emphasis on prevention and significantly reduce gambling harms. Addressing the gaps in prevention, education and treatment provision should not be overlooked. We also note that the process of updating legislation is lengthy, and so the momentum to strengthen regulatory protections in parallel with the review must continue.
24 Review of the Gambling Act 2005 Terms of Reference and Call for Evidence (opens in new tab), DCMS, December 2020
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