UK Gambling: Labour have followed the Lib Dems in pledging stronger regulation, but what might ‘a Gambling Act for the digital age’ actually look like?
The Labour party and the Liberal Democrats have published their manifestos for next month’s general election over the last two days. While they are understandably keen to differentiate their offers to the British public wherever possible, gambling is one area where both parties appear to be in full agreement on the need for stronger regulation.
The Lib Dems are promising to “introduce a compulsory levy on gambling companies to fund research, education and treatment of problem gambling”.
The party also wants to ban the use of credit cards for gambling, “restrict gambling advertising” and “establish a Gambling Ombudsman.”