Gaming Machines:Written question - 6331

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Asked by Mrs Anne Main
(St Albans)
Asked on: 19 July 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Gaming Machines
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential cost to the public purse of capping stakes on gaming machines in betting shops at (a) £50, (b) £30, (c) £10 and (d) £2.
A
Answered by: Tracey Crouch
Answered on: 11 September 2017

We are currently undertaking a review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures, which includes a close look at stakes on gaming machines in betting shops. I will publish the findings in October. DCMS will publish a full impact assessment of any changes to stakes it will consider as part of the findings.

We also received representations from a number of organisations during the review, which provided evidence about the potential impact that a stake reduction on gaming machines in betting shops would have on closures.

Representations received as part of the call of evidence will be published alongside the review findings.

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