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September 21, 2020

Casinos in London offer to shut their bars after 10pm in bid to avoid thousands of curfew job losses

London’s casinos have offered to close their bars if plans for a Covid curfew in the capital go ahead amid warnings the shutdown could cost thousands […]
September 19, 2020

BGC statement on the launch of Peers for Gambling Reform

Responding to the launch of Peers for Gambling Reform, Michael Dugher, CEO of the Betting and Gaming Council, said: “As the new standards body for the […]
September 18, 2020

Jenni Garratt: Betting shops are top of the league for preventing under-18s using betting products

Jenni Garratt of Serve Legal writes about how consistent age verification testing has driven up pass rates.   It’s a very straight forward situation. Excluding the […]
September 17, 2020

Betting and Gaming Council statement on North East curfew

Following the announcement of a 10pm curfew for leisure venues in the North East, including casinos, a spokesperson for the Betting and Gaming Council said:   […]
September 16, 2020

Thousands of casino jobs at risk if ‘catastrophic’ 10pm curfew introduced, Betting and Gaming Council warns

Thousands of jobs in the UK’s casino sector would be lost if 10pm curfews were imposed on businesses in an attempt to tackle Covid-19, the Betting […]
September 14, 2020

Brigid Simmonds: We are delighted that betting shops are open again, but the Government must do more to save the High Street

I really enjoy shopping, but the best trips are those where you can combine browsing your favourite store in the high street, while having some leisure […]
September 11, 2020

Children unable to see TV betting ads during live sport before 9pm watershed as new English football season kicks off

Children will not be able to see TV betting ads in commercial breaks during live sport before the 9pm watershed as the new English football season […]
September 4, 2020

Graham Sharpe: Reflecting on 60 years since the legalisation of betting shops provides a warning for the future

Like many youngsters in the late 1960s, I wanted to rebel in some shape or form. So when I was temporarily out of work as a […]
August 27, 2020

Betting and Gaming Council unveils tough new measures to prevent under-18s seeing online gambling adverts

Tough new measures aimed at further preventing under-18s from seeing gambling adverts online have been unveiled by the Betting and Gaming Council. The standards body, which […]
August 21, 2020

Re-opening of Welsh casinos ‘the right move’ says Betting and Gaming Council

The Welsh Government’s decision to give casinos the green light to re-open has been hailed as “the right move” by the Betting and Gaming Council. Mark […]