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November 10, 2020

Scottish bookmakers face ‘make or break’ winter without government support

A Scottish bookmaker saved from administration last year has warned the independent sector faces a ‘make or break’ winter without urgent government support. Scotland’s largest independent […]
November 9, 2020

BGC welcomes re-opening of betting shops and casinos across Wales and urges a similar science-led approach by the UK Government

The Betting Gaming Council has welcomed the re-opening of betting shops and casinos in Wales – and called on the UK Government to allow those in […]
November 9, 2020

Bookmakers agree cash boost for horseracing to help compensate for Government closure of betting shops as the sport deals with impact of Covid lockdown

Bookmakers have agreed to pay additional fees on existing streaming and data deals until December 2 – providing much-needed revenue for horseracing during the latest Covid-19 […]
November 6, 2020

Michael Dugher: One year on, the BGC’s number one priority is to raise standards

As the BGC becomes one year old, our number one priority remains to raise standards and drive big changes, writes CEO Michael Dugher   Today marks […]
November 5, 2020

Betting and Gaming Council re-affirms 10-pledge action plan as second lockdown gets underway in England

The Betting and Gaming Council have re-affirmed their 10-pledge Covid action plan to protect staff and customers as the second national lockdown in England gets underway. […]
November 2, 2020

Betting and Gaming Council urges Government to follow the science and allow casinos and bookies to re-open after lockdown

The Betting and Gaming Council has called on the Government to take a “science-led approach” and allow casinos and betting shops to safely re-open when the […]
November 1, 2020

Paul Strachan: It’s time for the Scottish Government to let casino workers get on with their jobs

  While the country debates whether students should be allowed home for Christmas, my casino friends and I debate whether we will still have a job […]
November 1, 2020

Casino bosses warn Nicola Sturgeon hundreds of jobs at risk over Covid closures

Hundreds of Scots casino jobs are at risk after the venues were forced to shut despite there being no evidence that they spread Covid, Nicola Sturgeon […]
October 30, 2020

BGC calls on MSPs to fight Scottish Government decision to place casinos in Level 2 of Covid restrictions

Holyrood politicians have been urged to fight the Scottish Government’s decision to close casinos in their latest Covid crackdown. Under measures unveiled by Nicola Sturgeon, the […]
October 20, 2020

BGC calls on Department for Business to intervene over the Government’s ‘ill-informed and arbitrary’ decision to close betting shops and casinos

The Government has been accused of behaving in an “ill-informed and arbitrary” way over the decision to order the closure of betting shops and casinos despite […]