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UK Report Supports Tighter Industry Controls

2 April 2004

UNITED KINGDOM –As reported by the Financial Times: "Plans to establish a powerful gambling regulator will receive a boost today when a government report is published showing growing public support for tighter industry controls.

"The Gambling Commission, which will police all businesses operating in the industry, is an important part of the gambling bill, which is proceeding through parliament.

"…The survey, commissioned by the government, found 36 per cent of respondents were in favour of tighter controls on internet betting, with 35 per cent keen on a tougher regulatory regime for slot machine gambling.

"…If the committee expresses significant concerns about the bill its implementation could be delayed until after next year's general election…"

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