UKHospitality has reiterated that underage gaming in pubs is wholly unacceptable and highlighted its, and the sector’s, efforts to stamp out illegal play.
The move follows the publication of data by the Gambling Commission showing high levels of underage gaming machine play in pubs.
UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “Underage play on gaming machines in pubs is wholly unacceptable. Our members, and the wider pub sector, understand this and the issue is taken very seriously
“UKHospitality is already working with its members and other trade bodies to develop a social responsibility charter, with bespoke pub-specific messaging; highlighting responsible gaming and the prevention of underage play.
“We will also be writing to the Gambling Commission to seek a meeting at the earliest opportunity.”