Blogs

November 25, 2020

Brigid Simmonds: Despite the pandemic, we have ensured that Safer Gambling Week 2020 has been a huge success

I believe Safer Gambling Week has been a great success, despite the difficult circumstances we find ourselves in. With betting shops and casinos in England and […]
November 24, 2020

Kev Clellend: Education about safer gambling is essential every week of the year

The vision of YGAM is for all young people to be safe from gaming and gambling-related harms. For us, every week of every year is dedicated […]
November 23, 2020

John Hartson: There can only be one form of gambling and that is safer gambling

We all want to have fun and enjoy ourselves. Whether that’s going to the pub for a pint, eating more food than we should, or having […]
November 20, 2020

Bill Stratton: It’s been a tough year for betting shops, but Safer Gambling Week is as important as it’s ever been

Safer Gambling Week 2020 comes at a very unusual time for our sector, with hundreds of betting shops which would otherwise have been playing a full […]
November 19, 2020

Deborah Roil: Safer Gambling Week brings the industry, charities and sports sectors together to highlight a vitally important issue

Deborah Roil, Campaign Director of Safer Gambling Week, writes about the importance of this week. Safer Gambling Week begins today, a cross-industry nationwide initiative now in […]
November 13, 2020

Vicky Knight: Betting shops are being thrown to the wolves by the Government – they must think again

Last week, we closed the doors of all our shops, along with all other non-essential retail in England. If that’s what it takes to get Covid-19 […]
November 6, 2020

Michael Dugher: One year on, the BGC’s number one priority is to raise standards

As the BGC becomes one year old, our number one priority remains to raise standards and drive big changes, writes CEO Michael Dugher   Today marks […]
November 1, 2020

Paul Strachan: It’s time for the Scottish Government to let casino workers get on with their jobs

  While the country debates whether students should be allowed home for Christmas, my casino friends and I debate whether we will still have a job […]
September 18, 2020

Jenni Garratt: Betting shops are top of the league for preventing under-18s using betting products

Jenni Garratt of Serve Legal writes about how consistent age verification testing has driven up pass rates.   It’s a very straight forward situation. Excluding the […]
September 14, 2020

Brigid Simmonds: We are delighted that betting shops are open again, but the Government must do more to save the High Street

I really enjoy shopping, but the best trips are those where you can combine browsing your favourite store in the high street, while having some leisure […]