Thursday, November 1, 2018

UK Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch Resigns In Protest At Gambling Reform 'Delay'

British sports minister Tracey Crouch resigned from government today, accusing it of delaying a proposed reform of gambling regulations.

The government is to cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from 100 pounds ($130) to just two pounds, but announced this week the reduction would not take effect until next October.

The move came after ministers opted to try to tackle problem gambling on the machines and rejected claims that such a big reduction could cost thousands of jobs.

The reduction had been announced by Crouch, 43. The BBC said she had expected the change would be brought in from next April.