Thursday, January 25, 2007

Bridge and the Law!

Did you ever imagine that Bridge clubs could fall foul of the law on gambling?

With the nanny state anything is possible!

Here is an e-mail that arrived (unsolicited) today.


This e-mail is to bring to your attention the above consultation covering proposals for regulations under the Gambling Act 2005, some of which have a bearing on the activities of bridge and whist clubs. The consultation document can be found via the link below, and I should be grateful if you could bring it to the attention of any organisations, publications or individuals who you consider may have an interest. If you are aware of any bridge clubs that operate on a commercial basis it would be particularly helpful if they could be made aware of this consultation.The closing date for responses is 20 April 2007, but in the meantime if any clarification is needed or you feel that I can otherwise be of assistance please feel free to contact me.

Dave Bawden Gambling Act Implementation Team 5th Floor Department for Culture Media and Sport 2-4 Cockspur Street London SW1Y 5DH

I have had a go at reading the 'consultation document' but soon had to go and lie down in a darkened room! While I think we are safe from the knock on the door in the early hours (for now) , I will try to read up on this and post more later.

Are you worried?!


Blogger vmsmith said...

Why did we bother to fight Hitler?
His spawn are here running every facet of our lives.

7:10 am  

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