UKHospitality and the British Beer and Pub Association have jointly supported proposals to allow cashless payments on gaming machines.
In a joint response to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the trade bodies also highlighted the importance of sensible and proportionate safeguards being included to protect players.
Together, the trade bodies said: “We are pleased that the Government is reviewing the regulations for machines in our sector. Amusement machines have long been a fixture in pubs, enjoyed by customers and valued as a revenue stream for operators.
“These changes would be significant for pub – and other leisure – operators to future-proof this part of their business and, as a sector, we’re keen to continue working with DCMS on implementing these proposals, and developing proportionate safeguards alongside this.”