A new report by a cross-party group of MPs is published.
The expansive report outlines a number of recommendations for the UK government to consider, including:
- Introduce a £2 stake limit online
- Ban all gambling advertising – as was the case pre-2005
- Ban VIP schemes
- A complete overhaul of gambling regulation in the UK
Due to the staggering inaction of this hapless Tory government at Westminster, the gambling industry has grown exponentially while individuals’ lives have been ruined.
The UK government cannot continue to ignore a problem that is multiplying right under its nose. The Gambling Commission is not fit for purpose – it’s time for decisive action to be taken before more families are torn apart by the scourge of gambling-related harm.
It’s astonishing to think that since the ban was lifted in 2005, we have become desensitized to the overwhelming amount of advertisement by gambling across all mediums.
This report is the wake-up call that the Tories need. Rather than pandering to the multi-million pound industry, Westminster must finally put people before profit and act now.