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Volume: 17 Issue: 1
(January 2018)

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rg calls statutory levy help fund research education treatment problem gamblers triennial review consultation uk department digital culture media

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RGA calls for statutory levy to help fund research, education and treatment of problem gamblers

In its Triennial Review consultation, the UK Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (‘DCMS’) asked whether alternative funding options might be introduced for the purpose of problem gambling research, education and treatment (‘RET’), including the possibility of a mandatory levy on the industry. Clive Hawkswood, Chief Executive of the Remote Gambling Association (‘RGA’), explains why the RGA is in favour of replacing the current voluntary levy system with a statutory levy to help fund problem gambling research, education and treatment. Clive considers the advantages but also the potential drawbacks of such a move.

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