Delivering on our commitments

The BGC was launched with five key safer gambling commitments. The following charts our progress during the past year

Preventing underage gabling and protecting young people
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Increasing support for treatement of gambling harm
Strengthening and expanding codes of practice for advertising and marketing
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Protecting and empowering our customers
Creating a culture of safer gambling

The year in review

Mission (not yet) Accomplished

It’s safe to say it’s been an eventful year for the BGC. The Covid-19 pandemic has presented its own challenges, but we haven’t taken our eye off our top priority – raising standards and driving big changes across our industry.

Battling for Britain

With Britain facing its gravest challenge in living memory, BGC members rallied to support the national effort against Covid-19. Venues across the country stepped up to support frontline services, vulnerable individuals and communities.

BGC Fights to Save Jobs

With betting shops and casinos shut and live sport – a major source of revenue for shops – cancelled, the BGC fought to safeguard the 64,000 industry jobs at risk.

Nick has Sights Set on Helping Keyworkers

A computer engineer from West Yorkshire and his girlfriend turned their home into a make shift factory to keep NHS workers safe at the height of the pandemic.

BGC Members Re-Affirm Commitment to Covid Action Plan

The BGC and its members have re-affirmed their support for a 10-point Covid action plan to protect customers and staff following the latest lockdown in England.

New plan to combat betting among young people

A £10 million plan has been launched to highlight the dangers associated with betting at a young age.

Teaching Young People About Problem Gambling

by Lee Willows and Anna Hemmings YGAM and GamCare are working in partnership to deliver the ‘Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme: Education, Training, Support’.

BGC Wins Top Award For Virtual Grand National

The BGC has scooped a top award after raising £2.9m for NHS Charities Together from the virtual Grand National.

'Whistle to whistle' ban a huge success

A ban on TV betting ads during live sports programmes has been hailed a huge success after the number of children viewing them plummeted.

Betting shops lead the way on preventing under-18s from gambling

Betting shops have scored a major success in preventing under-18s from betting.

Ministers Must Get Review Right

by Laurence Robertson MP I am pleased to be working with the Betting and Gaming Council at such a crucial time for the industry.

We’re Rising to the Challenge of Making Betting Safer

BGC Chairman Brigid Simmonds on the year ahead The Betting and Gaming Council launched a year ago with 22 commitments on safer gambling, an issue that informed every aspect of our work to date, alongside our determination to improve standards in the industry.

BGC’s Covid action plan delivers huge increase in safer gambling messages and boost to industry standards

Number of safer gambling messages on betting websites more than doubles since launch of Betting and Gaming Council’s lockdown pledges.
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