Gaming Machines: Northern Ireland

(asked on 25th June 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with his Northern Irish counterpart on the operation of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in Northern Ireland following the reduction in the maximum stake on FOBTs in Great Britain to £2 in 2019.


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John Whittingdale Portrait
John Whittingdale
This question was answered on 5th July 2021

Gambling in Northern Ireland is a devolved issue regulated under the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (NI) Order 1985. I have not discussed the operation of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals following the 2019 stake cut with my Northern Irish counterpart.

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Recent Documents related to Gaming Machines: Northern Ireland

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

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2. Publication of reports under the Northern Ireland Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions Act 2019
04/09/2019 - Northern Ireland Office
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1: Government’s decision, following consideration of all relevant evidence, to reduce the maximum stake on sub-category - Speech Link

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19/03/2019 - Westminster Hall

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01/11/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to make a statement on - Speech Link
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3: of this House back in May when the Minister for Sport and Civil Society, the hon. Member for Chatham and - Speech Link

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

1: to Section 3(11) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 - Gambling, which was laid - Speech Link
2: to Section 3(11) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 - Gambling, which was laid - Speech Link

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