Championing Industry Standards


February 13, 2020

BGC welcomes appointment of Oliver Dowden at DCMS

Following the appointment of a new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council, Michael Dugher, […]
February 12, 2020

BGC calls for Online Harms Bill to crackdown on black-market unregulated gambling operators endangering children

Standards body BGC Calls for government to use Online Harms Bill to crackdown on unregulated gambling operators Analysis conducted for the new standards body, the Betting […]
February 3, 2020

We need big changes and a race to the top on standards in gambling, writes new standards body chief Michael Dugher

This week I start as chief executive at the new standards body, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) after three years as CEO at UK Music. […]
January 28, 2020

The use of individuals’ data in the betting and gaming sector

Recent media reports suggested that betting companies had access to an educational database – the Learning Records Service – which includes the personal details of 28 […]
January 22, 2020

Join the BGC Team.

We’re recruiting new staff. Our current vacancies are for a Policy and Communications Officer and a Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager. Please see the job descriptions […]
January 20, 2020

A united industry response to the FA Cup ‘bet-to-watch’ developments

Recent news over the FA Cup’s broadcasting agreement with gambling operators cast the industry into the public and political limelight. It prompted questions about the ‘gamblification […]
January 20, 2020

Statement re claims in Sunday Times

Following claims made in the media about betting companies and access to databases, the Betting and Gaming Council said: “Media reports that betting companies have access […]
January 15, 2020

Letter in response to NHS press release

The Betting and Gaming Council has written a letter in response to an NHS press release.   Claire Murdoch National Mental Health Director Mental Health Team […]
January 14, 2020

Statement from Betting and Gaming Council on credit card announcement

Following the announcement by the Gambling Commission about credit cards, Brigid Simmonds OBE, Chairman of the Betting and Gaming Council, said: “The BGC is committed to […]
January 9, 2020

BGC Members waive exclusive rights to show FA Cup games

Following reports about the media rights for screening FA Cup games, Brigid Simmonds, Chairman of the Betting and Gaming Council, said: “Our members did not seek […]