The Betting and Gaming Council want Britain to carry on boasting a truly world class betting and gaming industry.
Our focus groups in Wakefield are a wake-up call for the Government: responsible adults neither want nor need nannying.
It would divert resources from effective third-sector charities and place unnecessary extra pressure on the NHS.
This world-leading, multi-billion pound industry yields hundreds of millions in tax revenue and supports tens of thousands of jobs.
The next operator must address falling receipts, an ageing player base, and reduced funds for good causes.
A unified wallet would cut red tape, prevent abuses, and provide a better insight into an individual’s circumstances.
The work the regulated industry is doing to promote safer gambling is having an effect.
As Public Health England recently reported, gambling often results in bankruptcy, family breakdown, higher mortality and, all too often, suicide.
Our members support 119,000 jobs across the UK, generate £4.5bn in tax for the Treasury and contribute £7.7bn to the economy.
Twenty-one per cent of gambling premises are located within the most deprived decile of areas, whilst conversely only two per cent are in the least deprived.
Changes are necessary, but they need to be based on evidence and evidence alone.
A YouGov poll found that 51 per cent of voters do not believe that politicians should set limits on how much they can bet.
Offering help to those who need it is a far more constructive and effective approach than hitting all gamblers with bans and restrictions.