Sunday, September 27, 2020

Tag: All Party Parliamentary Group

Raise age of National Lottery to 18, says APPG

calls to raise lottery age
The gambling-related harm APPG has written to the culture secretary demanding that the minimum age of scratch-cards and other lottery products be brought..

Harris: Industry only as responsible as its weakest link

Carolyn Harris social responsibility
Although chair of the APPG for Gambling Harm Carolyn Harris acknowledges that gambling companies have “taken measures” to improve, she believes the industry

Bacta join forces with C of E at APPG Impact Event

bacta APPG Impact Event
Bacta joined forces with a broad range of stakeholders and individuals including the Church of England, The Royal Society for Public Health, numerous local authorities, gambling addicts, reformed addicts and representatives from both the House of Lords and the House of Commons in an unequivocal show of support for a reduction in the maximum FOBT stake to £2.   The All Party...

Visitor Economy APPG inquiry to launch

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Visitor Economy is set to launch an enquiry into the impact of digital economy advancements on the land based tourism sector.   The group, which has the BHA acting as secretariat, will start its inquiry in October, following the summer recess period. The action will take evidence from a range of noted experts on the impact...

Too much focus on FOBTs, says GambleAware

responsible gambling
The head of GambleAware has told The Guardian that the industry should cease its war of words, with too much attention is being paid to FOBTs when it comes to issues of problem gambling.   Industry-funded charity, GambleAware (formerly the RGT), has told The Guardian newspaper that bookmakers, pubs and arcades are engaging in a “selfish” battle to protect their own...

BALPPA joins growing parliamentary FOBT campaign

Coinslot FOBT campaign BALPPA
Pier and leisure attractions trade group BALPPA has officially signed on as an association member of the FOBT APPG, which has recently become a lightning rod for the debate around B2 machines.   The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) has become the latest organisation to back the growing campaign for action on FOBTs. BALPPA is the Trade Association...

“No clear answer on FOBTs” says GambleAware

Coinslot GambleAware
GambleAware insisted that there is no conclusive evidence on B2s as it presented its findings to the APPG on FOBTs in Westminster last week. GambleAware, the organisation formerly known as the Responsible Gambling Trust, has presented evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group on FOBTs. Joining organisations such as Bacta and the ABB in appearing before the partisan collective. Kate Lampard,...