On Friday Tom Brake MP challenged Ladbrokes when he visited their branch in Rosehill on the steps they are taking to promote responsible gambling.
He was given a comprehensive outline of the steps taken within their stores to reduce the risk of gambling becoming an addiction rather than the occasional flutter.
A local charity will benefit from his visit after, courtesy of Ladbrokes, Tom placed a successful bet on the favourite in the Grand National, Tiger Roll.
The Grand National, the world’s most famous steeplechase, is one of Ladbrokes’ busiest days of the year, as half the UK’s population is estimated to bet on it.
Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake said:
"I wanted to see first-hand how Ladbrokes is working to ensure a safe and sustainable betting environment for the thousands of people they host. Effective safeguards must be in place to ensure that gamblers who become addicted can be helped before it is too late."
Ladbrokes has recently implemented a new responsible gambling strategy, ‘Changing for the Better,’ to ensure that the betting and gaming at their locations is safe and reliable for all those that take part.