Leicester widow petitions for progress on betting law review

Leicester widow petitions for progress on betting law review

May 28, 2022 by BBC

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  • By Amy Phipps & Samantha Noble BBC News Image source, Annie Ashton Image caption, Nearly 70,000 people have signed the petition A widow has handed in a petition calling on the government to publish a review of gambling laws.
  • Image source, Annie Ashton Image caption, Mrs Ashton said her husband developed a gambling disorder while on furlough from his job during the pandemic Mrs Ashton said: "If the gambling laws had changed to make gambling safer sooner, Luke and hundreds of others would be alive today.
  • In December 2020, the government launched a review of gambling laws and the Gambling Act Review calls for evidence closed in March 2021.
  • "We are undertaking the most comprehensive review of gambling laws in 15 years to ensure they are fit for the digital age.

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