Exclusive: MPs criticise UK gambling regulator for trying to reduce addiction

The committee of MPs has faced scrutiny for alleged ties to lobbying, with several members taking freebies from betting firms

A committee of MPs has produced a report criticising the gambling industry regulator for trying to reduce addiction and urging ministers to take it into special measures.

The findings by the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on betting and gaming have been described as “ludicrous” by a leading campaigner for regulatory reform and met with a frosty reception from the regulator.

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