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July 30, 2020

Betting and Gaming Council welcomes plans to re-open Scottish casinos and bingo halls and a boost to betting shops as machines allowed back on

Plans to re-open Scottish casinos and bingo halls have been welcomed by the Betting and Gaming Council. The Scottish Government have given the venues an indicative […]
July 25, 2020

Scotland and Wales urged to ‘end the uncertainty’ and tell casinos when they can re-open

Ministers in Scotland and Wales have been urged to let casinos in their countries know when they can finally re-open their doors. Venues in England were […]
July 22, 2020

Scottish Government criticised after re-imposing ban on gaming machines in betting shops

Betting shops in Scotland have been ordered to switch off their gaming machines, just days after the Scottish Government announced it was lifting the controversial ban. […]
July 21, 2020

Scottish Government warned hundreds of jobs at risk unless betting shops are given business rates relief

Scottish Government warned hundreds of jobs at risk unless betting shops are given business rates relief   Hundreds of independent betting shop jobs are at risk […]
July 17, 2020

BGC welcomes green light for casinos to reopen in England – but calls on Wales and Scotland to follow suit

The UK Government’s decision to give the green light to casinos to reopen in England has been welcomed by the industry standards body the Betting and […]
July 16, 2020

BGC Statement: Kenny Alexander announcement

Paying tribute to the work of Kenny Alexander who has today announced he is stepping down from GVC, Michael Dugher, BGC ceo, said:   “Kenny’s phenomenal […]
July 11, 2020

Matt Rudd: As a casino manager I’ve gone the extra mile to get ready for reopening. Now we’re asking government to give us the good news.

Moments before I sat down to write this blog, I received the pretty depressing news that casinos are set to remain closed for the foreseeable future. […]
July 10, 2020

Joy for bookmakers as Scottish Government agrees to lift restrictions on betting shops

Bookmakers north of the Border are celebrating after the Scottish Government agreed to lift a number of restrictions placed on betting shops. The shops were allowed to re-open their doors […]
July 10, 2020

Michael Dugher interview with StarSports

BGC Chief Executive, Michael Dugher, has been interviewed by StarSportsBet, as part of their Betting People series. Watch the three part interview here. 
July 9, 2020

Andy Bennett: The Scottish Government must lift the ludicrous restrictions on betting shops like mine before it’s too late

Covid-19 has changed the way we behave in so many different ways. Businesses closed their doors in mid-March, unsure if they would ever open again, as […]