Frank Field – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Frank Field on 2016-05-18.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, by when he plans to open the next triennial review of gaming machine stakes and prizes.

David Evennett

In April 2015 the previous Government introduced regulations which require authorisation of stakes over £50 on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals through a “verified account” or staff interaction. The Government published its evaluation of the £50 regulations on 21 January. The evaluation paper can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evaluation-of-gaming-machine-circumstances-of-useamendment-regulations-2015.

We will now consider the findings of the evaluation before deciding if there is a need for further action.