CARE: make gambling industry pay more for treatment of gambling related harmsGambling
A mandatory levy on gambling companies should be introduced to help fund independent research and treatment of gambling related harms, CARE has said.
In a joint statement, signed by the Church of England, Evangelical Alliance and others, CARE also called for gambling advertising to be 'dramatically reduced' or banned altogether.
The recent change which means 16-17 year olds will be banned from playing the National Lottery should be extended to all Lottery products.
The UK Government is currently consulting on its review into the 2005 Gambling Act.
It is strongly hoped and expected that the review will pave the way of meaningful reforms that prioritise protecting vulnerable people from gambling related harms.
Research shows that addiction to gambling can cause family and relationship breakdown, job and financial loss and tragically, can also lead to suicide.
Commenting, CARE's James Mildred said: