Sources say these will kick in when a gambler loses £1,000 in 24 hours, or £2,000 over 90 days. It is still unclear how they will carry out these measures.

The Culture Secretary, Lucy Frazer, who will outline the plans in Parliament later, says the rise of smartphones means that “now there’s a Las Vegas on every phone”.

The government’s long-awaited white paper will include the introduction of affordability checks to protect problem gamblers.

Lucy Frazer

Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer will unveil the government’s white paper on gambling on Thursday

The government is also expected to consult on stake limits for online slot bets – the digital version of the old slot machines.

It is believed that the range could be from £2 to £15, with suggestions of a lower level for those under 25.

Parliamentarians who have lobbied for reform have strongly welcomed other planned changes.

Reform campaigns

The government plans to introduce a mandatory levy on gambling firms, which will pay for addiction treatment and research.

This levy is expected to be 1% of net revenue and could raise £140 million a year for education, treatment, and research.

Additionally, the white paper is likely to relax some rules on land-based casinos. Therefore to create a level playing field between physical and online betting.

Reform campaigners and gambling companies we have spoken to believe there will not be much change around advertising and marketing.

That will be a big disappointment to campaigners who feel it is now endemic in sports.

Other planned changes have been strongly welcomed by parliamentarians who have lobbied for reform.

Source: BBC

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