It will protect children and vulnerable people, cut crime and keep games fair, according to the Government.
It will bring increased opportunities to gamble and the "normalisation" of an addictive activity, fears the Salvation Army.
What is it?
It's the Gambling Act 2005 which today comes fully into force, overhauling pieces of legislation dating back as far as 1845 when Queen Victoria was on the throne and Sir Robert Peel was her Prime Minister.
Disraeli, who lost heavily on the Stock Exchange, said that "There is no gambling like politics."
Who said "Gambling is the only sure way of turning something into nothing"?
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