UK Minister Touts Gambling's Benefits
As reported by the icBirmingham: "Gambling could be an 'enhancement to the quality of life' if it was brought into the mainstream, a Government Minister said yesterday. "Richard Caborn, Minister for Sport and Gambling, said the majority of adults who enjoyed gambling should be allowed to bet in a well-regulated environment. ".Mr Caborn was speaking at the official opening of the Gambling Commission's new Birmingham city centre headquarters. ".He said: 'Seventy-four per cent of the nation has gambled. The vast majority of adults want to drink and gamble, and as long as you do not abuse it, it can be an enhancement of the quality of life. ' ".The Commission will regulate all gambling Britain other than The National Lottery and spread betting. "It is one of the first public bodies to move out of London as part of the government's Lyons Review on the relocation of public bodies."