Written question – Gambling [09/10/2017]

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a statutory levy on bookmakers to fund the work of GambleAware. (10477)

Tabled on: 13 September 2017

Tracey Crouch:

As I made clear at Departmental Oral Questions on 18 September, I am determined that the gambling industry acknowledges its social responsibilities, including properly funding the work undertaken by GambleAware, and other organisations, on research, education and treatment for gambling-related harm.

The industry currently contributes over £8 million per year to GambleAware. GambleAware is seeking to increase this to £10 million per year in line with work that has been done by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) to cost the short term work of delivering the National Responsible Gambling Strategy.

The industry must step up and fulfill their obligations under these new targets.

The answer was submitted on 09 Oct 2017 at 12:14.