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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 29 July 2012

The government are calling for gambling laws to be changed. Critics fear it may make it possible to have casinos on every high street in Britain. Roy Jenkins discusses the issues.

  • Gambling

    The vast majority of the British public now gamble, whether on the Lottery or in betting shops or online. So is it time to relax our gambling laws? Certainly many MPs believe so. But critics point to the harm that is done by gambling addiction. And for people of faith, there can be more fundamental objections. Roy Jenkins discusses gambling with a panel that includes Roy Jenkins discusses the issues with Dr Dan Boucher of the Christian group CARE, Peter Craske of the Association of British Bookmakers, gambling intervention worker Salimah Musabbir-Turner and youth pastor Heath Van Staden, whose church has happily accepted a quarter of a million pounds of Lottery money to enable it to feed the poor.



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