Thursday June 23, 2011 : GAMBLING REVIEW COMMITTEE SEEKS OPINIONS
The UK Gambling Act under review.
The UK government Department of Culture, Media and Sport is to appoint a Select Committee to review the gambling industry in general and the Gambling Act 2005 in particular.
DCMS will be looking for contributions from interested parties including operators on a broad range of questions, such as how effective the Act has been in its core objectives, the financial impact of the Act on the UK gambling industry, and the effectiveness of the Gambling Commission.
It would seem to be an ideal opportunity for a dialogue on offshore internet gambling companies advertising in the UK market, and the high taxation rate on internet gambling in the United Kingdom which has persuaded many large companies not to take out UK licensing.