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July 7, 2020

Casinos urge chancellor to let them re-open safely to help kickstart the economy and boost the exchequer

Rishi Sunak has been urged to give the green light for casinos to finally re-open later this month in order to boost Treasury coffers and help […]
July 6, 2020

Michael Dugher on Racing TV

Watch BGC chief executive Michael Dugher’s interview with Nick Luck on Racing TV.    
July 6, 2020

BETTING AND GAMING COUNCIL SAYS NICOLA STURGEON RISKS ‘WRECKING’ THE VIABILITY OF SCOTTISH BETTING SHOPS AND WARNS OF CLOSURES AND JOB LOSSES UNLESS ‘DRACONIAN’ RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED

Betting shops in Scotland are facing job losses and closures after takings plummeted as a result of “draconian” restrictions imposed by the Scottish Government, Nicola Sturgeon has been warned.   […]
July 2, 2020

BGC statement on House of Lords Committee report

Responding to the report by the House of Lords Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry, Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the […]
June 30, 2020

Government urged to respond “positively and quickly” to avoid job losses as casinos “pull out all the stops” to re-open safely in July

Ministers have been urged to respond positively to all the steps taken by casinos to ensure they can re-open their doors safely in July. Betting and […]
June 28, 2020

BGC statement on PAC report

Responding to the Public Accounts Committee report ‘Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people’, a spokesperson for the Betting and Gaming Council said: “The Betting […]
June 27, 2020

John Heaton: The Scottish Government is treating bookmakers and their customers with contempt

John Heaton, Scotbet, writes:   Three months ago, we brought the shutters down on our 30 shops not knowing when they would open up again. It […]
June 26, 2020

Scottish Government urged to think again over ‘ridiculous’ plan for betting shops with no chairs or racing

The Scottish Government has been urged to think again over plans to make betting shops re-open without any chairs or live racing.   Scotland’s 900 betting […]
June 25, 2020

John O’Reilly: It’s time for the Government to review their decision and let us reopen our casinos as soon as possible

John O’Reilly: It’s time for the Government to review their decision and let us reopen our casinos as soon as possible   It’s been a baffling […]
June 23, 2020

Government called upon to urgently work with casinos to ensure a ‘speedy and safe’ re-opening this summer, after ‘inconsistent and nonsensical’ decision to keep them closed.

Ministers have been urged to work with casino operators to ensure they can open their doors again this summer. It comes after Boris Johnson confirmed the […]