October 31, 2017 / 7:24 AM / in 2 months

BRIEF-British govt suggests reduction in maximum stake at gambling teriminal

Oct 31 (Reuters) - UK Government, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Tracey:

* GOVERNMENT TO TAKE ACTION ON FIXED ODDS BETTING TERMINALS‍​

* GAMBLING MINISTER TRACEY CROUCH LAUNCHES 12-WEEK CONSULTATION ON STAKE REDUCTION TO BETTER PROTECT CONSUMERS AND COMMUNITIES

* ALSO ANNOUNCES MOVES TO ENSURE STRONGER PROTECTIONS AROUND ONLINE GAMBLING AND A NEW INDUSTRY-LED RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN ‍​

* HERE WILL BE A PACKAGE OF MEASURES TAKING EFFECT TO STRENGTHEN PROTECTIONS AROUND ONLINE GAMBLING AND GAMBLING ADVERTISING

* HAS LAUNCHED A CONSULTATION ON A RANGE OF OPTIONS ON CUTTING MAXIMUM STAKES OF B2 GAMING MACHINES FROM £100 TO BETWEEN £50 AND £2‍​ Source text ID: (bit.ly/2zTa1Fu)

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