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Gambling: Internet

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many internet gambling companies are registered in the UK. (155314)

The Department does not collect information on the total number of companies with a connection to internet gambling that may be registered in the UK for various purposes.

However, to date the Gambling Commission has received 146 applications for operating licences that include provision for internet gambling. Of these applications, 77 have been granted, 68 are pending and one has been refused.