'Torpid' Gambling Commission Under PAC Attack

  • DCMS criticised for lack of evidence base or research funding
  • Conservative government urged to start Gambling Act review
  • Commission lacks the resources to regulate, says report

The UK Gambling Commission and its chief executive Neil McArthur have come under renewed political pressure after a parliamentary committee said the gambling watchdog was a “torpid, toothless regulator”.

The Conservative government was also lambasted in a report released over the weekend by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for “dragging its feet” over a “long overdue” review of the 2005 Gambling Act.

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