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Bingo: Government Assistance

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will introduce measures to assist the bingo industry through regulation; and if he will make a statement. (253926)

I signed The Gambling Act 2005 (Gaming Machines in Bingo Premises) Order 2009 on 3 February 2009 and this came into force on 4 February 2009. The Order increases the number of category B3 gaming machines that a bingo hall can offer from four to eight.