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Gambling: Internet

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many meetings officials in his Department have had with (a) overseas online gambling operators, (b) UK online gambling operators and (c) counterparts in overseas governments on the issue of online gambling addiction since October 2006. (188985)

Since October 2006, officials in my Department have not had any meetings with overseas or UK-based online gambling operators, nor with their counterparts in overseas jurisdictions, specifically on the issue of online gambling addiction. However, officials keep in close contact with the industry on issues relating to the regulation of remote gambling and socially responsible gambling.

Following the publication of the 2007 Prevalence Survey, the Gambling Commission have commissioned a programme of secondary analysis to look at a number of areas for further research, including internet gambling.