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Gambling: Broadcasting

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations he has received on the legality under the terms of the Gaming Act 1968 of the operation of LiveRoulette broadcast on Freeview and Sky and its website www.liveroulette.com. (154797)

The Department has recently received one representation on the legality of the operation of LiveRoulette broadcast and website under the terms of the Gaming Act 1968. LiveRoulette operated by virtue of a bookmaker’s permit issued in accordance with the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963.

Under the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005, LiveRoulette will require a remote casino operating licence from the Gambling Commission and be required to comply with the relevant licence conditions and codes of practice.