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November 23, 2020

Betting and Gaming Council thanks UK Government for allowing betting shops to re-open in Tier 3 areas

The Betting and Gaming Council has welcomed the Government’s decision to let betting shops re-open in Tier 3 areas with severe restrictions in place. Boris Johnson […]
November 20, 2020

Casinos and betting shops offer to introduce further Covid restrictions so they can re-open in Tier 3 areas after lockdown

Casinos and betting shops have offered to voluntarily introduce fresh Covid restrictions in order to be allowed to re-open in Tier 3 areas after the latest […]
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

BGC statement following Government sports funding announcement.

Responding to the Government’s announcement of extra financial support for sports affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Brigid Simmonds, chair of the Betting and Gaming Council, said: […]
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 19, 2020

Safer Gambling Week is a “commitment not for one week but for every week of the year” Betting and Gaming boss Michael Dugher declares

Michael Dugher, CEO of the standards body the Betting and Gaming Council, has marked the beginning of ‘Safer Gambling Week’ by saying that the industry is […]
November 17, 2020

Betting and Gaming Council statement on the closure of betting shops in Level 4 areas in Scotland

Responding to Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement on some Scottish council areas moving to Level 4 Covid restrictions, which will lead to the closure of betting shops, a […]
November 17, 2020

Betting and Gaming Council highlights industry’s commitment to sports ‘living on a knife edge’ due to Covid pandemic

Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council has emphasised the vital support that the industry provides for a range of much-loved sports hit by the financial […]
November 12, 2020

Betting and Gaming Council scoops top award after virtual Grand National raises over £2.9m for NHS charities

The Betting and Gaming Council and its members have won a prestigious award after raising £2.9million for NHS charities from this year’s virtual Grand National. The […]
November 12, 2020

Betting and Gaming Council AGM to take place on December 3

The Betting and Gaming Council’s annual general meeting will take place on Thursday, December 3, from 11am until 2pm. Owing to the current Covid-19 restrictions, the […]