Govt: 'More could be done' to help vulnerable gamblers

The Government has praised the gambling industry's new code of conduct but added "more could be done" to protect vulnerable customers.

The new player protection code is a positive step in the right direction from the industry, but we think more could be done.

Problem gambling is a serious issue and we are determined to help tackle it. We want there to be a competitive gambling sector but not at the expense of public protection, and our ongoing review is focused on that.

– Gambling minister Helen Grant

Read: Gambling watchdog: Code gives players 'more control'

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Gamblers able to set limits on high stakes machines

Gamblers will be able to set limits on the time and money they spend on machines, according to a code drawn up by the industry watchdog. The Association of British Bookmakers said the code was part of "ongoing efforts to tackle problem gambling".