Betting and Gaming APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To keep in contact with the industry; to discuss with them, and in Parliament, fair gambling, safe gambling and policies towards gambling; to act as a go-between for the industry, Parliament and government; and to advise Parliament and the government on gambling-related issues.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Betting and Gaming

1. Quality report: UK Betting and Gaming Statistics
07/06/2021 - HM Revenue & Customs
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Found: report: UK Betting and Gaming Statistics A quality report on UK Betting and Gaming Statistics which

2. UK Betting and Gaming Statistics
30/04/2020 - HM Revenue & Customs
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Found: National Statistics UK Betting and Gaming Statistics Monthly statistics from

3. Gaming Duty
01/10/2019 - HM Revenue & Customs
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Found: Gaming Duty - GOV.UK document.body

4. Pay General Betting, Pool Betting or Remote Gaming Duty
03/09/2019 - HM Revenue & Customs
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Found: Pay General Betting, Pool Betting or Remote Gaming Duty - GOV.UK

5. Fixed odds betting terminals
06/02/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Fixed odds betting terminals By John Woodhouse Inside: 1. What are fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs)

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Betting and Gaming

1. Review of the Gambling Act 2005
22/07/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: chair of the all-party parliamentary group on betting and gaming. I thank the Minister for Media and Data - Speech Link
2: Of course, the problem is that, unlike UK online gaming operators, those offshore operators are not regulated - Speech Link

2. UK Casino Industry
07/07/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: this country, paying a total of £213 million in gaming duty. Their contribution to the national economy - Speech Link
2: number of gaming machines allowed in casinos. The 2005 Act allowed a maximum of 80 gaming machines on - Speech Link
3: up to 75 customers in the building for every one gaming machine, which is incredibly perverse. Of course - Speech Link

3. Gaming Machine (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocation) Regulations 2018
18/12/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: wide-ranging consultation on proposals for changes to gaming machines and social responsibility measures, published - Speech Link

4. Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 4
30/09/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: with the likes of online gambling and fixed odds betting terminals and notes that existing legislation has - Speech Link
2: in the form of reducing the stake on fixed-odds betting terminals from £100 to £2, following widespread - Speech Link

5. Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility
17/05/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: to the consultation on proposals for changes to gaming machines and on social responsibility requirements - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Betting and Gaming
1. Betting Shops and Gaming: Coronavirus
asked by: Alex Sobel
18/03/2021
... if he will make an assessment of the relative economic effect of re-opening (a) Adult Gaming Centres in Step 3 and (b) Licensed Betting Offices in Step 2 of the covid-19 roadmap.

2. Betting
asked by: Baroness Mallalieu
17/02/2021
... an impact assessment on industries interlinked with the UK betting sector before implementing the affordability checks proposed by the Gambling Commission.

3. Betting
asked by: Richard Holden
27/03/2020
... whether the Government plans to review the use of dormant betting accounts.

4. Betting
asked by: Lord Bishop of St Albans
16/07/2019
... on what evidence they based their claim that the Bet Regret campaign is showing promising results.

5. Betting
asked by: Baroness Thornton
22/01/2019
... whether this discriminates against those whose disability means that they can only place bets in a shop.

Latest Questions
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12 Current APPG Officers
Scott Benton Portrait
Scott Benton
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Blackpool South
Joined: 4th November 2020
Baroness Golding Portrait
Baroness Golding
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
5 APPG Memberships
Angling , Ceramics , Greyhound , Radiotherapy , Water
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Vice Chair
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 4th November 2020
Aaron Bell Portrait
Aaron Bell
Vice Chair
Conservative - Newcastle-under-Lyme
Joined: 4th November 2020
Lord Lipsey Portrait
Lord Lipsey
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 4th November 2020
1 APPG Membership
Greyhound
Lord Mancroft Portrait
Lord Mancroft
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
Lord Smith of Hindhead Portrait
Lord Smith of Hindhead
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Beer
Lord Donoughue Portrait
Lord Donoughue
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
1 APPG Membership
Racing and Bloodstock
Viscount Astor Portrait
Viscount Astor
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Scott Benton MP, Office of Scott Benton MP, Lancaster House, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, FY4 2RP. Tel: 01253 361 350.

Group's Website:

http://www.apbgg.org/

No benefits in kind are on record for the Betting and Gaming APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Betting and Gaming APPG

Former APPG Officers
Laurence Robertson Portrait
Laurence Robertson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Tewkesbury
Joined: 4th November 2020
Departed: 14th July 2021
Philip Davies Portrait
Philip Davies
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Shipley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 7th August 2020
Viscount Falkland Portrait
Viscount Falkland
Treasurer
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017