Report: Divert gambling spend to other sectors to boost UK economy

Social Market Foundation suggests 10% decline in gambling spend would provide 24,000 jobs and add value of up to £311m

Cutting problem gambling rates would create jobs and boost the UK economy, according to a new report by non-partisan thinktank the Social Market Foundation (SMF). The report, entitled Double or Nothing, counters prior industry claims that changes to the regulation of online gambling as proposed by the Gambling Act 2005 review could result in economic…

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