Here's a suggestion to remove the bulk of fraud, money laundering and problem gambling through a single measure: phase-out anonymous cash wagering and replace it with personalised smart-cards. Punters could set limits and track their own losses, the courts would have a paper trail to chase and researchers would have high quality data to use in policy development. More importantly, the industry could refuse wagers from problem gamblers at the point of sale, giving Mr. Fischer's empty platitude some teeth.
How are ideas like this to be explored without independent research? We can be sure a joint government-industry think-tank won't be looking at it.