Letter from the General Secretary of the
Showmen's Guild of Great Britain
GOVERNMENTS PROPOSALS FOR THE REFORM OF GAMBLING
It has come to my attention that a proposal
has been put forward by BALPPA and BACTA that all low stake/low
prize machines described in Category D should be licensed.
The Showmen's Guild of Great Britain are totally
opposed to this proposal given the undeniable commonplace pleasure
members of the public derive from playing these machines.
The administrative nightmare alone of setting
up a licensing procedure for these innocuous machines legislates
against giving any worthwhile consideration to this proposal.
Given the peripatetic nature of my members'
business it would only add to the administrative nightmare I have
already referred to and I urge the Government not to treat seriously
this questionable proposal.
13 May 2002