U.K. Online Gambling Reform Seminar London September 10th

Published Friday, September 06, 2013 - Online-Casinos.com
U.K. Online Gambling Reform Seminar London September 10th

In the United Kingdom the Public Policy Exchange holds regular interactive seminars which provide an invaluable interface for policy discussion, debate and networking. These special events offer local practitioners, civil servants and other stakeholders not only an insight into current policy thinking, but also the opportunity to feed into future policy development across all areas of public policy.

The speakers at the seminars are unrivaled, ranging from Government Ministers and Senior Whitehall Officials to leading Local Authority figures and Voluntary Sector representatives. One such event is entitled ‘The Implications of Reforming the Remote Gambling Regulatory System’ and is scheduled to take place on Tuesday September 10th 2013 at Broadway House in Westminster.

Recent estimates reveal that more than £40bn was spent on high-stakes gambling machines from April 2011 to March 2012. The Government continually strives to ensure that the gambling sector is run responsibly, that it continues to serve as a safe and enjoyable leisure activity, and it remains a vital source of revenue and jobs.

In December 2012, the Draft Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Bill was published, seeking to amend the Gambling Act 2005. This new framework aims to provide better protection measures for British users of remote gambling services, including online bingo, casino websites and telephone betting.

This special symposium provides an invaluable opportunity for licensing authorities, regulators, all commercial gambling sectors, police service, health sector, and other key stakeholders to discuss the new Government measures to reform the remote gambling regulatory system in Great Britain.

The symposium will explore how the new proposals can ensure effective consumer protection measures are safeguarded for all British-based consumers, whilst continuing to put into effect policies and procedures to promote socially responsible gambling.

The symposium will examine the Government’s proposals to reform the remote gambling regulatory system as well as discuss the impact of the Gambling Act 2005 on the gambling licensing objectives in the present system. The event will also deal with the potential contribution of the new proposals to address concerns about problem gambling.

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