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Gambling Act 2005

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans there are to review the implementation of the Gambling Act 2005 after it becomes law. (155315)

The Gambling Act 2005 came into force on 1 September 2007. The Gambling Commission’s study into the prevalence of gambling, due to be published shortly, is intended to provide a baseline against which the Act as a whole can be reviewed. The next prevalence study is due in 2010.

In the meantime, the Act contains wide-ranging powers to keep crime out of gambling, to keep it fair and to protect children and the vulnerable.