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Helen Whately is to Supervise Gambling in the UK

13 September 2019, 15:08
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Helen Whately, MP for Faversham and Mid Kent, has recently been appointed as the new minister for gambling in the United Kingdom.

Helen Whately is to Supervise Gambling in the UK

The politician will replace Tracey Crouch who decided to resign in November because of the delay in the introduction of reduced stakes for fixed-odds betting terminals.

Whately is also deputy chairperson of the Conservative Party. She became a Member of Parliament in 2015 and has not expressed her opinion about the racing and gambling industries publically since then.

From now on, the new minister will supervise over the horseracing industry and in this role she will replace Rebecca Pow, who occupied this position for a few months after Mims Davies succeeded in July.

In respect of Pow, she will be moved to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and there she will replace Zac Goldsmith, who, in turn, has been promoted to cabinet.

These changes happened after 21 Members of Parliament, who stood against Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy and prorogued Parliament, had been expelled.

Nigel Adams will continue to hold the post of Sports Minister. He will help Whately to supervise the regulatory development for gambling and horseracing industries in the UK.

As mentioned earlier, British bookmaking operators were made to restrict eSports advertising due to the results of the report on under-age involvement in betting activities.

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