Gambling: Crime

Home Office written question – answered am ar 23 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the impact of gambling-related (a) fraud and (b) other acquisitive crimes on the finances of the victims of those crimes.

Photo of Thomas Tugendhat Thomas Tugendhat Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The Home Office do not make assessments specifically on the impact of gambling-related (a) fraud and (b) other acquisitive crimes on the finances of the victims of those crimes.

The Treasury and Home Office hold joint responsibility for publishing a periodic National Risk Assessment which sets out the money laundering and terrorist financing risks in the UK. This includes an assessment of the Gambling sector. The latest risk assessment was published in 2020 National risk assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing 2020 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The Gambling Commission also conduct money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessments on the British gambling industry. The latest risk assessment can be found here: The 2023 money laundering and terrorist financing risks within the British gambling industry - National Strategic Assessment 2020 - Executive summary (gamblingcommission.gov.uk)

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