Due to the early elections to the Parliament the revision of gambling legislation is postponed in the UK until autumn. Due to the forthcoming process of U.K. secession from the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May announces the appointment of early elections to the House of Commons on June 8, three years before an established period. In this regard, all legislative changes will be frozen until renovation of the government structure.
British authorities pursue a strict policy against gambling industry. Within the last six months gambling operators and bookmakers have been under the state supervision aimed to introduce more stringent legislation this year. As the Prime Minister has called for an early vote in the middle of the year, the current officials will have to wait until autumn to continue discussions on the issue of gambling legislation.
Results of government monitoring of the gambling industry will be published in several months. During the study of gambling establishment operation FOBT terminals and gambling advertising were closely supervised by authorities. Plans of Gambling Commission of Great Britain (UKGC) for 2017-2018 include limiting the advertising of gambling services and reducing the maximum rate in FOBT terminals from £100 to £2.