UK casinos hail White Paper reforms, but share frustration over consultations

UK casinos hail White Paper reforms, but share frustration over consultations

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  • Marese O'Hagan, iGaming Business
May 7, 2023 1:08 PM
  • Marese O'Hagan, iGaming Business

The land-based gambling industry has expressed relief at the much-awaited publication of the Gambling Act Review white paper, but has admitted frustration at the hurdles that lie ahead.

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The much-anticipated Gambling Act Review white paper was released [April 27], after a wait that spanned close to two and a half years.

Its contents are set to be transformative for bringing the online gambling industry into the digital age. But important regulations were also outlined for the land-based industry.

Simon Thomas, executive chairman of the Hippodrome Casino, said that he was pleased at the progress the white paper represents, but noted frustration at the number of consultations that are still to come.