Bacta to Give Evidence to UK Government’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee

July 8, 2023 | Gambling

U.K. (July 6, 2023) — John White Chief Executive of UK trade body, bacta, will be outlining the impact of the Gambling Reform White Paper on land-based gambling entertainment businesses when he provides evidence to the UK government’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee on 11th July.

The Committee is chaired by Conservative Party Member of Parliament Dame Caroline Dinenage and features a further ten MPs representing all of the major British political parties.

Looking ahead to his appearance in front of the influential Committee John White said: “Immediately after the White Paper was published on April 28 we started the process of consulting with members and researching the implications and outcomes of the various proposals, specifically the impact of a 50/50 machine ratio, the introduction of modern payment methods and the projected impact of a mandatory levy.

“That initial research programme has been completed and I will be able to share with the Committee both the findings and our analysis of how the White Paper recommendations will impact inward investment, employment levels, the industry’s support for local economies and the sustainability of businesses.”

He added: “Regulation that’s fit for the digital age must permit operators to offer the payment methods that every other land-based retailer provides and which modern consumers expect.”

SOURCE: Bacta press release.

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