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Gambling: Internet

Volume 691: debated on Thursday 26 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Which jurisdictions outside the European Union and the European economic area have submitted applications to be permitted to advertise their online gambling activities in the United Kingdom; and when they expect to announce their decision on which will be allowed to do so. [HL3377]

The following jurisdictions have made representations to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport seeking to be permitted to advertise gambling in Great Britain under Section 331 of the Gambling Act 2005:

Alderney

Alexander First Nation (Canada)

Antigua and Barbuda

Isle of Man

Kahnawake First Nation (Canada)

Netherlands Antilles

Tasmania.

We are currently considering these representations and the Secretary of State will announce her decision about which jurisdictions are permitted to advertise in due course.