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May 31, 2020

GUEST BLOG. Cornelius Lysaght: The return of racing can help lift the nation’s spirits

The Gold Cup, centrepiece of the Cheltenham Festival, took place on Friday the 13th of March. Superstitious? I am, and my pessimistic streak saw me wondering […]
May 29, 2020

Betting and Gaming Council urges Chancellor to ‘Keep Being Flexible’ to help firms emerge from Covid lockdown

Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council has called on Rishi Sunak to show continued flexibility after he provided the latest update on the Government’s covid […]
May 28, 2020

Statement from the Betting and Gaming Council.

Betting and Gaming Council statement in response to the tragic case highlighted in today’s Gambling Commission report. “This was a horrendous, tragic and deeply sad case […]
May 15, 2020

£10m national gambling education and support programme launched in the UK

£10m national gambling education and support programme launched in the UK –              Independent education programme to be delivered by charities GamCare and YGAM –              Charities aim […]
May 14, 2020

BGC dismayed after Welsh Government refuses to help protect 2,000 betting shop and casino jobs

The Betting and Gaming Council has reacted with dismay after the Welsh Government confirmed that high street betting shops and casinos will not receive business rate […]
May 12, 2020

BGC welcomes the Chancellor’s decision to extend the Government’s furlough scheme

Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), which represents the UK’s betting and gaming industry including betting shops, bingo halls and casinos, has welcomed the […]
May 6, 2020

Betting and Gaming Council urges Welsh Government to protect more than 2,000 jobs

The Welsh Government has been urged to protect jobs by re-thinking business rate relief to include high street betting shops, bingo halls and casinos to help […]
May 5, 2020

Racing TV interview with Michael Dugher

Michael Dugher, Betting and Gaming Council Chief Executive, has been interviewed by Nick Luck for Racing TV’s ‘Luck On Sunday’ programme. See the interview in full.  […]
April 27, 2020

BGC members to remove TV and radio gaming product advertising during COVID-19 lockdown

BGC members to remove TV and radio gaming advertising during COVID-19 lockdown The UK’s largest betting and gaming operators in the regulated sector are set to […]
April 21, 2020

BGC Members commit to further safer gambling measures

Building on our recent 10 pledges for Covid19, BGC Members have committed to further safer gambling measures in a letter to the Sports Minister. The letter […]