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Gambling: Crime

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what estimate he has made of the loss in revenue to the Exchequer consequent on illegal gambling in each of the last five years; (310116)

(2) what his most recent estimate is of the monetary value of the illegal gambling market in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

I have been asked to reply.

Estimates of the loss in revenue due to illegal gambling are not available.

No estimate is available for the monetary value of the illegal gambling market in the UK.