Lord Foster has called for immediate revisions to the UK’s “outdated” gaming legislation. The former Bath MP will be one of the main speakers in the House of Lords tonight, arguing for reform.
Smartphonesgambling, according to the Liberal Democrat peer, have resulted in “absolutely tremendous” development in gaming, yet current legislation were designed before they were conceived.
He said: “There are a lot of changes urgently needed.”
Speaking to BBC Points West, the chairman of Peers for Gambling Reform added: “It’s worth remembering that the legislation that provides the regulation around gambling was introduced before the first smart phone was invented.”