UK: Leicester widow petitions for progress on betting law review

The BBC report..

A widow has handed in a petition calling on the government to publish a review of gambling laws.

Annie Ashton, from Leicester, has called for a review of the law since her husband Luke killed himself.

She said he developed a gambling disorder while he was furloughed and despite his efforts to stop, the offer of “free bets” kept luring him back.

The government said it was “determined to protect those most at risk of gambling-related harm”.

Her petition – signed by nearly 70,000 people – was given to the gambling minister Chris Philp on Thursday.