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2 March 2021

Betting and Gaming Council congratulates John Whittingdale on his new ministerial responsibility for gambling

BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher has congratulated John Whittingdale after he was given ministerial responsibility for gambling and lotteries.
26 February 2021

Betting and Gaming Council urges Chancellor to extend business rates relief

‘BGC issues ‘5 point plan’ for more business support to ‘unlock the power of the high street and drive economic growth’ ahead of the Chancellor’s Budget
24 February 2021

BETTING AND GAMING COUNCIL PLEDGES TO ‘KEEP UP THE MOMENTUM’ AS NEW REPORT SUGGESTS PROBLEM AND AT-RISK GAMBLING RATES ARE FALLING

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.
23 February 2021

Delaying Grand National until betting shops reopen would provide timely boost to racing and the high street, says Betting and Gaming Council

Delaying this year’s Grand National until after betting shops in England re-open their doors on April 12 will provide a much-needed boost to racing and the high street and allow the many people who only visit a betting shop once a year to take part in the world’s greatest race, according to the Betting and Gaming Council.
19 February 2021

BETTING AND GAMING COUNCIL IN CALL FOR “LEVEL PLAYING FIELD” AS GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS ROADMAP OUT OF LOCKDOWN

Britain’s betting shops and casinos must be allowed to reopen at the same time as other similar businesses once the country is given the green light to safely emerge from lockdown.
15 February 2021

BGC introduces tough new rules on gambling social media posts by top football clubs

Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council has drawn up tough new rules aimed at preventing football clubs from using their official social media accounts to promote gambling offers.
4 February 2021

Betting and Gaming Council warns about ‘dangers of complacency’ as number of British punters using black market sites more than doubles

The number of British punters using black market websites to place bets has more than doubled, a new report reveals today.
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