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.