Gambling minister changes detrimental to industry and stakeholders

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Gambling minister changes detrimental to industry and stakeholders
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There have been three Prime Ministers since June 2018. The constant turnover of gambling ministers since 2018 is an indication of the turmoil affecting UK politics. It causes regulatory and commercial uncertainty for the gambling industry. It also delays the publication of a White Paper. There are also constant changes of ministers with responsibility for gambling.

There have been eight UK gambling ministers since 2018. Paul Scully is the latest to be named in the job. Richard Caborn held the gambling minister's job for nearly six years. Gerry Sutcliffe held it for three years and John Penrose for around three. The broad outlines of the reforms expected in White Paper are well known. They focus on affordability, ‘smart stake’ limits, potential bans on online VIP schemes and targeting online bonuses based on a customers” spend or losses.

Gambling minister changes detrimental to industry and stakeholders. Affordability checks around affordability limits set at £125 net loss within one month or £500 within a year. Smart stake limits to be introduced for online slots with a low default of between £2-£5 per spin and an upper cap limit of £10- £25 per spins.

Gambling minister changes detrimental to industry and stakeholders are not yet to be addressed. Wagering requirements are a key issue. Players have complained about lengthy and hard to meet terms and conditions imposed on them by operators. Affiliate groups such as No Wagering have campaigned for fairer terms.

Paul Scully is the new gambling minister. Lee Fenton, CEO of Bally Corporation, the parent company of UK brands such as Virgin Casino, Virgin Bingo and JackpotJoy, believes his first impression of him is positive. The gambling review is a priority for DCMS, but it is not expected to be the top priority.

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Gambling Minister Paul Scully has warned industry leadership that the white paper’s publishing of gambling reforms will not end discussions on gambling and its impact on society.

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#InTheSpotlightFGN - Paul Scully remains reticent over UK gambling white paper The new minister responsible for gambling made a TV appearance but remained vague about when the paper will be published.

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The new minister responsible for gambling made a TV appearance but remained vague about when the paper will be published.