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October 16, 2020

Betting and Gaming Council criticises Government decision to order closure of betting shops and casinos in Lancashire

The Betting and Gaming Council has asked the Government to think again about closing betting shops and casinos in Lancashire as the impact on covid cases […]
October 9, 2020

BGC response to Chancellor’s announcement

Responding to Rishi Sunak’s announcement on support for businesses forced to close as part of the Government’s Covid response, a spokesperson for the Betting and Gaming […]
October 8, 2020

Casinos propose alcohol ban in order to avoid catastrophic impact of fresh lockdown

Casinos have offered to stop selling alcohol in order to avoid catastrophic closures which could lead to thousands of job losses. The venues – which employ […]
October 7, 2020

BGC responds to Scottish Government announcement.

Responding to Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement of further Covid restrictions on Scotland’s hospitality sector, a spokesperson for the Betting and Gaming Council said: “This news will come […]
September 30, 2020

Standards body BGC welcomes tough new Gambling Commission rules on VIP schemes

Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council has welcomed new Gambling Commission guidelines on the use of ‘VIP schemes’ by operators. The move follows the publication […]
September 25, 2020

BGC unveils changes to online game design – slower spin speeds, more checks on players and improved access to safer gambling information – in drive for higher standards

Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council has unveiled a new code of conduct for the design of online games in a bid to improve player […]
September 24, 2020

BGC responds to new Job Support Scheme announced by Rishi Sunak

Responding to the Job Support Scheme announced by Rishi Sunak in his Winter Economy Plan, Michael Dugher, chief executive of the Betting and Gaming Council, said: […]
September 24, 2020

Casinos call on Chancellor to announce immediate rescue package to save thousands of jobs under threat due to Covid curfew

Casino bosses have called on Rishi Sunak to announce an urgent Government rescue package to save thousands of jobs in the sector which have been put […]
September 22, 2020

BGC warns of 50 per cent job losses as PM “signalled death knell” for the casino – and calls for the Government to “throw the industry a lifeline”

Responding to Boris Johnson’s announcement of further Covid restrictions, Michael Dugher, chief executive of the Betting and Gaming Council, said: “Boris Johnson may well have signalled […]
September 21, 2020

Casinos in London offer to shut their bars after 10pm in bid to avoid thousands of curfew job losses

London’s casinos have offered to close their bars if plans for a Covid curfew in the capital go ahead amid warnings the shutdown could cost thousands […]