High stakes: Alison Mather on the new gambling white paper

‘How would we respond if the customer was someone we love?’

'The industry diverts attention from the addictive nature of its products by blaming individuals: ‘most people gamble safely’' | Photo: by SarahCreates on Unsplash

After multiple delays, the government has finally published its white paper on gambling (High Stakes: Gambling reform for the digital age). In her statement, Lucy Frazer, secretary of state for Media, Culture and Sport, concluded that ‘it had become clear’ that children, young adults, and people at risk of harm, need to be protected. To us at Quaker Action on Alcohol and Drugs (QAAD), this has been clear for years.

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