Thank you for your email regarding the practice and advertisement of betting. I agree that such an activity has detrimental effects on a person and their lifestyle and I will do my part to encourage the Government to tighten controls on stakes.

Work is already being done in this area: in October the Government launched a review into gaming machines and social responsibility measures, calling for evidence on Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals and gambling advertising. Tracey Crouch has announced that they are now looking in depth at the evidence and aim to publish their findings and any proposals in Spring 2017.

Thank you once again for contacting me, please be assured that I will pay close attention to this topic. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information. 


Derek Thomas MP