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14 May 2021

BGC WELCOMES RE-OPENING OF CASINOS AND EASING OF BETTING SHOP RESTRICTIONS TO BOOST ECONOMY

Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council has welcomed the safe re-opening of the UK’s casinos and the further easing of restrictions imposed on betting shops.
12 May 2021

BGC and IBIA sign cooperation agreement on betting and integrity

The Betting and Gaming Council and the International Betting Integrity Association have reached an agreement to work closely together to promote sporting integrity.
26 April 2021

RE-OPENING OF SCOTTISH BETTING SHOPS ‘ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS NORMALITY’ FOR STAFF, CUSTOMERS AND THE ECONOMY

The safe re-opening of Scottish betting shops is “another step towards normality” for staff, their customers and the UK economy, according to Betting and Gaming Council chief executive Michael Dugher.
20 April 2021

BGC RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON FOOTBALL INDEX

A spokesperson for the Betting and Gaming Council said: “We strongly welcome this independent review of the regulation of Football Index, up to the point where its operator’s licence was suspended in March.
12 April 2021

BGC BOSS SAYS RE-OPENING OF BETTING SHOPS ‘GREAT NEWS’ FOR STAFF, PUNTERS AND UK ECONOMY

The re-opening of betting shops in England and Wales is a “much-needed boost” for their staff, customers and also the UK economy, according to Betting and Gaming Council boss Michael Dugher.
29 March 2021

REPORT REVEALS HUGE JOBS AND TAX CONTRIBUTION MADE BY BETTING SHOPS, CASINOS AND ONLINE GAMING

Betting shops, casinos and the online gaming sector support 119,000 jobs and generate £4.5bn in tax to the Treasury, a new report has revealed.
22 March 2021

BGC MEMBERS HELP GREYHOUND RACING FUND RAISE EXTRA MILLION POUNDS A YEAR FOR ANIMAL WELFARE PROJECTS

A fund which helps to care for racing greyhounds has hit its fundraising target after more members of the Betting and Gaming Council signed up to support it.
18 March 2021

BGC CONDEMNS ‘BAFFLING’ SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT DECISION TO ‘SINGLE OUT’ CASINOS FROM REST OF HOSPITALITY SECTOR

Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council has condemned the Scottish Government’s refusal to let casinos re-open alongside the rest of Scotland’s hospitality sector.
15 March 2021

NEW BGC ANIMATION HIGHLIGHTS WORK INDUSTRY IS DOING TO PROTECT UNDER-18s

Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council has produced a new video on the work the regulated industry is doing to protect under-18s.
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