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June 19, 2020

Bookies lose out, but charities enjoy fantastic Royal Ascot windfall

Cancer and Covid-19 charities are in the money after the bookies took a bashing at Royal Ascot. A quarter of a million pounds will go to […]
June 18, 2020

Punters urged to back their favourites in flagship race and raise money for cancer and Covid-19 charities at same time.

Horseracing fans have been urged to back their favourites in a flagship race and raise money for cancer and Covid-19 charities at the same time. The […]
June 15, 2020

BGC statement on APPG report

In response to the report by the APPG on gambling, a BGC spokesperson said: “Over 20 million adults enjoy gambling occasionally, whether that’s on the National […]
June 15, 2020

Sadiq Khan warned of ‘tax on workers’ over congestion charge extension.

Casino bosses have warned London mayor Sadiq Khan that plans to extend the capital’s congestion charge will be a “tax on workers” and put them at […]
June 15, 2020

Five biggest members of Betting and Gaming Council confirm £100m pledge to help treat problem gamblers

The Betting and Gaming Council’s five largest members have confirmed that they will spend  £100m improving treatment services for problem gamblers. bet365, GVC, PaddyPower Betfair, Sky […]
June 14, 2020

CHARITIES THE ODDS ON FAVOURITE AS BETTING OPERATORS AGREE TO DONATE ALL PROFITS FROM FLAGSHIP ROYAL ASCOT RACE

Covid-19 and cancer charities are in the running for a major cash boost after the UK’s biggest betting operators agreed to donate all of their profits […]
June 13, 2020

Michael Dugher: As the lockdown eases, betting shops are ready to re-open safely from June 15

Monday 15 June is a significant day for the country. After months of being closed, the UK Government announced that many ‘non-essential retail’ shops in England […]
June 10, 2020

Greg Knight: June 15 is a red letter day for the betting industry and I can’t wait to safely re-open our doors again.

June 15 is a red letter day for our industry, when thousands of betting shops across England open their doors again after nearly three months of […]
June 5, 2020

Betting shops are getting ready to re-open safely

Betting shops in England are preparing to re-open safely on June 15, as part of Government plans to open up much of the country’s ‘non-essential’ retail, and […]
June 2, 2020

Casinos will be ready to re-open safely from 4th July

England’s land-based casinos will be ready to reopen their doors again from 4 July, abiding by strict anti-covid standards, the industry has declared. Every casino in […]