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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.

BGC 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.

The 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.

Michael 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.

“We 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.”

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