Regulus Partners analyst Dan Waugh warned against the industry celebrating rumours new prime minister Liz Truss would abandon the Gambling Act review, instead arguing the news may be “worst outcome for industry”.
A report from Guardian chief political correspondent Jessica Elgot concerning general government plans to scrap a number of legislative proposals noted “rumours” that the Gambling Act review was among the proposals that could be axed.
The Gambling Act review has been in motion since late 2020, having initially been on the Conservative Party manifesto in 2019.
However, various delays have meant that a white paper outlining the government’s wish list for reforms has still not been published.
A major factor in the repeated delays appeared to have been changes in personnel, with four different ministers having overseen the legislation since it began.
Chris Philp, who at the time was responsible for the review, said in his July resignation letter that th..