Jo Stevens – 2020 Comments on Unregulated Online Gambling

Below is the text of the comments made by Jo Stevens, the Shadow Culture Secretary, on 15 June 2020.

This report lays bare truly shocking figures on the levels of harm caused by currently unregulated online gambling – and the mountain we have to climb to tackle the problem for good.

The Government must now act to protect those at risk. The report contains several long-overdue recommendations to safeguard players, from the banning of advertisements and VIP accounts to the introduction of online stake limits.

We need a regulated and safe gambling industry in the UK both for the industry itself and for those who are at risk from gambling-related harm.