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Gambling (Categorisation and Use of B2 Gaming Machines) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages

Published Tuesday, March 8, 2016

This House of Lords Library briefing provides information in support of the House of Lords consideration of the private member’s bill, Gambling (Categorisation and Use of B2 Gaming Machines) Bill [HL] on Friday 11 March 2016.

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The Gambling (Categorisation and Use of B2 Gaming Machines) Bill [HL] is a private member’s bill introduced by Lord Clement-Jones (Liberal Democrat). The Bill received its first reading in the House of Lords on 3 June 2015 and is due to be read a second time on 11 March 2016. The Bill contains provisions which would reduce the maximum stake for each use of a category B2 gaming machine (often referred to as a ‘fixed odds betting terminal’) from £100 to £2.

This House of Lords Library briefing provides a short background on B2 gaming machines (including recent developments and concerns) and on the potential effect of the legislation.  

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Author: Russell Taylor

Topic: Gambling

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