Betting and Gaming APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 04/05/2022

To keep in contact with the industry; to discuss with them, and in Parliament, fair gambling, safe gambling and policies towards gambling; to act as a go-between for the industry, Parliament and government; and to advise Parliament and the government on gambling-related issues.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.
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Current Members - Contact Details - Benefits in Kind - Financial Benefits - Former Members

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10 Current APPG Officers
Scott Benton Portrait
Scott Benton
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Blackpool South
Joined: 4th November 2020
Baroness Golding Portrait
Baroness Golding
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
4 APPG Memberships
Angling , Greyhound , Radiotherapy , Water
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Vice Chair
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 4th November 2020
Aaron Bell Portrait
Aaron Bell
Vice Chair
Conservative - Newcastle-under-Lyme
Joined: 4th November 2020
Lord Mancroft Portrait
Lord Mancroft
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Smith of Hindhead Portrait
Lord Smith of Hindhead
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Lord Donoughue Portrait
Lord Donoughue
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Viscount Astor Portrait
Viscount Astor
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Scott Benton MP, Office of Scott Benton MP, Lancaster House, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, FY4 2RP. Tel: 01253 361 350.

Group's Website:

No benefits in kind are on record for the Betting and Gaming APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Betting and Gaming APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Lipsey Portrait
Lord Lipsey
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 4th November 2020
Departed: 9th February 2022
2 APPG Memberships
Greyhound , Racing and Bloodstock
Conor McGinn Portrait
Conor McGinn
Vice Chair
Labour - St Helens North
Joined: 8th November 2017
Departed: 29th December 2021
Laurence Robertson Portrait
Laurence Robertson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Tewkesbury
Joined: 4th November 2020
Departed: 14th July 2021
Viscount Falkland Portrait
Viscount Falkland
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
1 APPG Membership
Arts and Heritage