|UK Culture Secretary, Tessa Jowell, has used the first ever international summit on remote gambling to insist that the government are committed to regulation in order to stamp out crime and protect online gamers, not to make vast profits from taxes.|
Jowell, who reiterated her view that the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was tantamount to prohibition, was reacting to suggestion that plans for new regulations were focused solely on increasing the treasury’s purse and not protecting vulnerable members of society who partake in online gaming.
'The benefit to the economy is less important than our priority of protecting UK citizens,' she said to reports at the conference.
Ms Jowell is aiming to create the ultimate online gambling hallmark, with companies carrying a ‘regulated in Great Britain’ logo on their sites. She hopes that the US ban will mean more companies look to Great Britain as the global centre of responsible gaming.