I outlined the Government’s internal approach to regulating remote gambling when I met Jean-Francois Lamour, French Minister for Youth, Sport and Community Life recently in Paris.
The Secretary of State will shortly be writing to her counterparts inside and outside the European Union inviting them to participate in an international summit with a view to developing some international minimum standards for remote gambling regulation.
Ministers and officials have met several times with international financial institutions, including credit card providers, to discuss issues relating to internet gambling. We will build on, and develop, these relationships to inform our international summit on remote gambling to explore the development of some minimum international standards for remote gambling regulation.
We are also supportive of the efforts that the remote gambling industry is making to engage the banking sector.