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Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to announce the results of his review of the slot machine to table ratios of small and large casinos. (295633)

[holding answer 26 October 2009]: Regulations to define what will constitute a gaming table for the purposes of sections 172(4) and 172(5) of the Gambling Act 2005, which set out the gaming machine entitlements that apply to large and small casino premise licences, were laid before Parliament on 20 July 2009 and came into force on 11 August 2009.

The Department also wrote to industry stakeholders and the relevant local authorities on 21 July 2009 to notify them of the new regulations. A summary of the responses to the public consultation that ran between 23 February and 15 May 2009 was published on the Department's website on 27 July 2009.