UK Parliamentarians Quiz Regulator Over Online Staking Limits

Two UK parliamentary committees have pressed the Gambling Commission chief executive on whether stakes for online casino should be set at £2 per spin, to match levels imposed last year on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).

An all-party parliamentary group (APPG), which has often directly criticised the commission, took a more confrontational tone on Wednesday, but a House of Lords select committee had been just as eager to press the hot-button issue the previous day.

Both asked the question: why can't land-based and online slots have the same £2 stakes?

On Tuesday, Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur answered the Lords' query carefully, saying a review of online stake limits were part of the commission's "forward watch plan".

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