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August 21, 2020

‘Whistle to whistle’ ban dramatically reduces number of betting adverts seen by children

A ban on TV betting advertising during live sport has dramatically reduced children’s ability to watch them, according to a new report.   Expert analysis has […]
August 20, 2020

Rishi Sunak urged to protect high end casinos and London’s reputation as the ‘go to’ destination for big-spending tourists

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to take decisive action to secure the future of some of the UK’s top casinos.   The eight high-end venues […]
August 20, 2020

BETTING AND GAMING COUNCIL WELCOMES CONFIRMATION SCOTTISH CASINOS WILL RE-OPEN SAFELY ON 24 AUGUST

The Betting and Gaming Council has welcomed confirmation that Scottish casinos will re-open their doors on 24 August. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made the announcement as […]
August 14, 2020

Statement from Brigid Simmonds, Chairman of the Betting and Gaming Council

Commenting on Marc Etches’ departure as Chief Executive of GambleAware, Brigid Simmonds, Chairman of the Betting and Gaming Council said: “During his tenure, the contribution from […]
August 13, 2020

BGC welcomes “belated” reopening of casinos in England, urges Scotland and Wales to quickly follow suit but warns sector is “not yet out of the woods”

BGC welcomes “belated” reopening of casinos in England, urges Scotland and Wales to quickly follow suit but warns sector is “not yet out of the woods” […]
August 11, 2020

BGC calls out First Minister’s comments likening casinos to nightclubs and extends invite to see first-hand the extensive Covid-safe measures in place

BGC calls out First Minister’s comments likening casinos to nightclubs and extends invite to see first-hand the extensive Covid-safe measures in place. Welsh First Minister, Mark […]
August 11, 2020

World famous icons of British tourism and entertainment at risk unless Government moves to support casinos

World famous icons of British tourism and entertainment at risk unless Government moves to support casinos Over 100 casinos at risk including:   Les Ambassadeurs, the […]
August 5, 2020

Social Market Foundation Report – response from The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC)

Social Market Foundation Report – response from The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) “This is a thoughtful study ahead of the Government’s Review of the Gambling […]
August 2, 2020

Government “wrecking ball” to casino industry is costing millions and half the jobs are now “at risk”

Government “wrecking ball” to casino industry is costing millions and half the jobs are now “at risk” warns BGC Industry standards body The Betting and Gaming […]
July 31, 2020

Dismay at casino u-turn

Industry standards body The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has expressed its “utter dismay” following the UK Government’s decision to delay the reopening of all casinos […]