Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Caution in Liberalising British Gambling
Britain has been preparing a gambling bill that will greatly ease controls on some forms of wagering. A joint Lords/Commons parliamentary committee, however, has called for a somewhat less sweeping approach than that contained in the draft bill. Access to high-value gaming machines and the possibility that a gambling establishment would face no limit for the numbers of machines present were particular items of parliamentary concern.
The committee's report is available here, in either pdf or html format; a related BBC item from today is available here; finally, the most recent Vice Squad post on the proposed British gambling changes is here.