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Casino Solihull

Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when an estimate will be made of the potential number of people who might require treatment for gambling addiction arising from the development of a large casino in Solihull. (119007)

The Government will undertake an assessment of the social and economic impact of the new casinos no earlier than three years after the award of the first licence. This will look specifically at whether the introduction of the new casino has led to an increase in problem gambling. Solihull's application to the panel included details of how it proposed to monitor and mitigate problem gambling arising from a new casino.