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BGC response to Gambling With Lives statement

In response to today’s statement by the Gambling with Lives charity, Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the new standards body Betting and Gaming Council said:

“We take our responsibility to protect young people and those at risk of harm incredibly seriously.

As part of our safer gambling commitments, our members have already introduced a ‘whistle to whistle’ ban on advertising during sport; substantially increased funding for research, education and treatment; implemented new ID and age-verification checks; ended any suggestion of exclusive rights to screen FA Cup games and will ban betting with credit cards.

We are determined to drive big changes across the betting and gaming industry.

Millions of people regularly enjoy a flutter and do so safely and we will ensure that our standards are the highest in the world.”

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