There is no reason why the Draft Gambling Bill "should not be introduced in the current session of Parliament" according to a cross-party parliamentary committee. The committee has, however, recommended that no casinos, irrespective of size, should be allowed unlimited numbers of high payout slot machines. It is thought likely that investors from the United States will be deterred by such a measure. The report also proposed that resort casinos be limited to areas where they can bring regeneration. The committee’s report warned: "We would expect the draft Bill to lead to an increase in the prevalence of problem gambling, even if only as a result of an increase in the numbers of those who gamble," John Greenway, who chaired the committee, said: "We do not believe that fruit machines should be in fish and chip shops and taxi offices. "We take the view that different parts of government, including the Department of Health, must work together to form a proper strategy to address this public health issue, and that both the government and the industry should foot the bill." Mike Smith, the chief executive of Rank Group, said: "We have consistently argued for a measured approach to the modernisation of the UK's gambling laws and are delighted that the Committee has adopted a similar stance. "We are also encouraged by the recommendation that the law should be changed on an urgent basis." The report was also welcomed by Barry Hardy, the Chief Operating Officer of London Clubs International, who said: "London Clubs is confident it has the right strategy, is well positioned and will have adequate financing to take advantage of this potential legislative change." The report also recommends banning smoking at gaming tables and fruit machines, although drinking at tables will be allowed.