BGC WELCOME MICHELLE DONELAN AS NEW SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DCMS
Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council has congratulated Michelle Donelan on becoming the new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
chief executive Michael Dugher said her re-appointment to the Cabinet was
“well-deserved” and encouraged the new DCMS secretary to continue engagement
with the industry to find the right balance in the forthcoming Gambling Review.
Betting and Gaming Council was established in 2019 and represents over 90% of
retail betting shops, online betting and gaming operators, casinos and bingo
operators. As the single industry body, we work with our members, large and
small, to raise standards, create a culture of safer gambling and build public
and institutional trust in our world class industry.
Dugher said: “On behalf of the 119,000 people whose jobs are supported by our
members – from the high street to hospitality, from tourism to tech – I’d like
to congratulate Michelle Donelan on her new role as Secretary of State for
DCMS. Our industry generates £4.5bn in taxes for the Treasury and contributes
£7.7bn for the economy in gross value added.
have been working extremely closely with the DCMS over many years to help the
Government find the right balance in the Gambling Review, so that we continue
to drive big changes and higher standards on safer gambling to better protect
the most vulnerable, whilst at the same time ensuring that the millions of
people who enjoy an occasional flutter perfectly safely and responsibly have
the freedom to do so.”