Responsible gambling was once almost entirely the preserve of operators, but suppliers are increasingly coming under scrutiny. Now they are taking action to ensure player protection is built into their products, writes Scott Longley.
We have reached the summer doldrums as far as gambling policy is concerned. With parliament now not sitting until September and responses to the government’s Gambling Act review consultation now lodged, it is as good a time as any for the sector to take stock.
Sure, the pressure from the campaigners and its advocates in the press is unlikely to abate. But in terms of solid policy the likelihood is that the sector will be waiting until the end of the year at the earliest for any puffs of white smoke from the DCMS.
But that doesn’t mean the sector can’t be do more under its own steam and one such move in the offing relates to the relationship between the sector’s suppliers and the issues around responsible gambling.
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