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Tag Archives: Betting and Gaming Council

UK – Safer Gambling Week sees 200,000 accounts set deposit limits

The number of british betting customers using safer gambling tools rocketed thanks to Safer Gambling Week, new figures released show. Analysis of last year’s successful campaign in October revealed around 200,000 accounts set deposit limits during this month, an increase of 12.5 per cent compared to the same month the year previous. Meanwhile, 61 per…

UK – BGC highlights huge numbers of bettors migrating to unregulated betting sites during World Cup

The number of UK punters visiting unregulated online black market gambling sites tripled during the World Cup, new research reveals. In December alone 250,000 people visisted unregulated, black market sites compared to around 80,000 during the same month the previous year, with a similar jump in November. Leading research team Yield Sec conducted the new…

UK – BGC asks for action as affordability checks hit revenues

Britain’s regulated betting and gaming sector has urged Government to publish a White Paper that delivers for business and punters, after a new study showed affordability checks are already hitting revenues. Research by EY for the Betting and Gaming Council confirmed the sector remained robust despite the pandemic and was now weathering the energy crisis…

UK – Betting and Gaming Council calls for urgent action to protect hospitality and leisure industries

Urgent action is needed to protect the hospitality and leisure sector from “catastrophic” energy price hikes, say the standards body representing the UK’s regulated betting and gaming industry. Michael Dugher, CEO of the Betting and Gaming Council, which represents 95 per cent of the UK’s regulated betting and gaming businesses, said bricks-and-mortar casinos and betting…

UK – Banning free bets risks pushing punters to black market whilst taking millions out of horseracing

A ban on promotions including so-called ‘free bets’ would push almost a third of British punters to the black market while sucking millions out of horse racing. Anti-gambling campaigners have demanded the Government introduce a complete ban of punter promotions in its upcoming reforms of the Gambling Act – despite a staggering 69 per cent…

UK – BGC warns of ‘well-meaning but naïve changes’ in Gambling Review

Regulated betting and gaming industry vows to back the Chancellor’s economic recovery plan with investment, jobs and tax revenues – but calls on the Government not to put this at risk in the Gambling Review. Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council, has pledged BGC members will support the Government’s economic recovery…

UK – UK lagging behind Europe in terms of black gambling market control

Research for the Betting and Gaming Council has uncovered the shocking scale of black market gambling in European countries following the introduction of strict new measures on regulated operators. The findings come from industry research and a PWC report for the BGC as the Government finalises its work on the upcoming Gambling Review and against…

UK – BGC says sports sponsorships should go hand in hand with promoting safer gambling

Supporting some of the UK’s most popular sports with millions of pounds in sponsorship funding must go “hand in hand” with promoting safer gambling, the Betting and Gaming Council has declared. The call came as the country prepares for a sporting bonanza featuring top class horseracing, football, darts and cricket over the festive period. BGC…

UK – Racing punters alarmed by affordability checks

Betting and Gaming Council chief executive Michael Dugher has called on the Government to “take heed” of punters after a survey showed high levels of opposition to stringent checks on how much they are allowed to spend. Racing TV asked 2,000 of their members for their views on so-called “affordability” checks that could involve customers…