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Response to the government’s call for evidence in the Review of the Gambling Act 2005

Parent Zone welcomed this timely call for evidence as an opportunity to highlight the ways children are gambling online and being targeted with gambling-like techniques – and the need for policy reform. Our research shows that many children and young people are left unprotected by the existing 2005 Gambling Act.

Our response calls for regulatory changes and support for The Gambling Commission in protecting children and young people online – especially related to the links between online gaming and gambling. We highlight the gambling-like features and aggressive marketing techniques used to exploit children and the risks linking to problem gambling. 

Parent Zone research, reports and policy responses are developed and funded directly by Parent Zone and are entirely independent of any other projects.