Carolyn Harris – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Carolyn Harris on 2015-10-21.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that bookmakers have a code of conduct relating to fixed odds betting terminals.

Tracey Crouch

It is a licence condition that bookmakers adhere to social responsibility requirements, as set out in the Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice, including specific requirements on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). In addition, the Association of British Bookmakers recently published its revised Code on Social Responsibility, which also requires its members to have in place measures on FOBTs to help players stay in control.