Legal action a step closer as UK remote reforms are cleared

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The UK Parliament’s influential Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee (CMS) has cleared the Government’s controversial proposals to amend the existing remote gambling legislation, a decision which could ultimately lead to an industry-led legal challenge as it brings with it not just regulatory but associated fiscal change.

With representatives of the gambling industry and the Government having faced intense questioning from the Committee during its oral evidence hearings earlier this year, the Committee has decided to “support the principle that gambling should be regulated on a point of consumption basis”. In explaining its decision the Committee states that “there are several reasons why it should be so regulated, including equity, consistency, clarity and responsiveness to the needs of UK consumers.”

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