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Tag Archives: Betting and Gaming Council

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…

UK – British casinos call for COVID packages if restrictions come back in

Casinos have highlighted the need for a package of support measures from government if further Covid restrictions are introduced. Michael Dugher, chief executive of the Betting and Gaming Council, said the venues were “an integral part” of the hospitality industry, alongside the likes of pubs and restaurants, and has sought reassurances from Westminster that further…

UK – BGC brings together tech platforms and advertising association to protect young people

Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has formed a cross-industry Ad Tech Forum with the largest online platforms to look at how the latest technology can be used to further protect children and vulnerable people online. This cross-industry effort includes BGC members, such as Flutter, bet365 and William Hill, Advertising Association members, and…

UK – Betting and Gaming Council welcome facebook ad opt-out

Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council have welcomed the news that Facebook are to introduce an opt out for the vast majority of betting adverts on their platform. It means that Facebook users who no longer want to view such advertisements will be able to stop doing so. The BGC have been working closely…

UK – BGC pledges to ‘keep up the momentum’ as at-risk gambling rates fall

The Betting and Gaming Council has pledged to “keep up the momentum” in its quest to raise standards after a new report suggested that problem and at-risk gambling rates are falling. A survey by the Gambling Commission showed that the rate of problem gambling for the year to September 2021 was 0.3 per cent –…

UK – BGC calls on Chancellor to deliver a ‘budget for jobs’

Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council, has called on Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to deliver a “Budget for jobs” when he stands up in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Mr Dugher pointed to the huge economic contribution already made by the regulated betting and gaming industry, with a report earlier this…