Why the 2005 Gambling Act never paid off

The IEA is asking a panel why the 2005 Gambling Act never paid off:

…many of the liberalising measures mooted for the 2005 Gambling Act were dropped by a Labour administration beset by a bruising press campaign – warning of “blackjack on every street corner” – and hamstrung by pre-election jitters.

But is it now time for the Act to be revisited?  Should its more liberal intentions be restored? And what benefits would it bring to the casino industry, its consumers and the UK economy?

You can join them Tuesday September 11  at the IEA, on Lord North Street, from 6.30-8.00pm. RSVP via the IEA.

Simon Gibbs

Simon is a London based IT contractor and the proprietor of Libertarian Home. Working with logic and cause-and-effect each day he was naturally attracted to nerdy libertarianism and later to the benevolent logic of Objectivism. Find him on Google+ 


  1 comment for “Why the 2005 Gambling Act never paid off

  1. Tim Carpenter
    Sep 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I have never forgotten that Manchester City Council spent £250m of other people’s money gambling on securing a casino and “regeneration project” – i.e., a stitch up.

    Boy did they squeal like piggies denied access to the trough when “they lost”.

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