Tag Archives: 2005 Gambling Act

BGC supports recovery plan but urges White Paper consideration

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has stated that the “well-meaning but naive changes to regulation” suggested as part of the review of the 2005 Gambling Act could put the industry and its economic contribution at risk.  Releasing a statement this morning, the industry standards and trade body updated that it would support the government’s plan for recovery as the …

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Chris Philp: “Too many cases of operators failing on protection”

In light of recent fines levied against UK betting operators by regulatory authorities, Gambling Minister Chris Philp has argued that reform is “undoubtedly long overdue”. Ahead of the publication of the White Paper on the 2005 Gambling Act review, which the Minister asserted is due ‘very soon’, Philp spoke at the Gambling Reform Rally yesterday, organised by the Gambling Related …

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Lib Dem peer calls for gambling reforms ‘as quickly as possible’

Lord Foster, a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords, has reiterated calls for reform to the UK’s gambling industry ahead of the Gambling Act review judgement. As reported by BBC News, the long-time gambling reform advocate has argued that the UK government has taken long-enough – having ‘delayed and dithered’ in the Lord’s own words – to overhaul …

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Rugby league clubs join NSW govt initiative against sports betting advertising

Two major Australian National Rugby League (NRL) clubs have joined the New South Wales government’s ‘Reclaim the Game’ initiative, distancing themselves from sports betting. By signing up to Reclaim the Game, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and South Sydney Rabbitohs have become the first teams from the NRL – one of the most-watched tournaments in Australia, with a TV audience of 101.9 …

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Charlie Hunter, Boreham Wood FC CEO: “LV BET critical partner in our sporting story”

After a turbulent two years playing behind closed doors, Boreham Wood FC has experienced a positive 2021, with strong league results, an impressive FA Cup run and a mutually beneficial partnership with LV BET.  Sponsorship arrangements between betting companies and football clubs have been under scrutiny, as the government moves ahead with its review of the 2005 Gambling Act. Gambling …

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Peter Jackson: Sustainable play is key for Flutter to match changing UK economics

Peter Jackson, Group CEO of Flutter Entertainment Plc described 2021 results as a ‘tale of two halves” for the FTSE100 betting group’s UK&IRE brands.   Matched against COVID-influenced record wagering Q4 2020 comparatives, Jackson admitted that the group’s flagship UK&IRE business had somewhat lost its trading momentum. UK&IRE teams “saw a very material swing in sports results year-on-year. The swing from …

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Former Health and DCMS Minister backs racing industry ahead of gambling review

Matt Hancock, the former Secretary of State for Health, has outlined his support for the horse racing sector ahead of the Gambling Act review judgement, as reported by the Racing Post.  Expected sometime this spring, the government’s overhaul of the 2005 Gambling Act aims to address major changes in the British betting and gaming industry, notably the rise of online …

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UKGC suggests increased positive attitude towards gambling among British public

The British public’s attitude towards the betting and gaming industry are beginning to soften, according to data from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).  Conducting its quarterly telephone survey, the Commission spoke to a ‘representative sample’ of 4,021 adults aged 16 and over in March, June, September and December 2021, discussing gambling behaviour and perception of the sector.  Overall, the regulator …

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Winning Post: Gambling Review… History Repeating Itself?

Can the UK government avoid the pitfalls of previous generational reviews of the gambling sector, and provide stakeholders with evidence-based reforms as required. The government’s pledge is maintained against a final backdrop, that sees Regulus Partners report on frantic lobbying by clandestine groups trying to influence outcomes… There were further signs this week that the history of gambling reviews in …

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RMG CEO urges horse racing stakeholders to engage with Gambling Act review

Martin Stevenson, CEO of the Racecourse Media Group (RMG), has called on horse racing stakeholders to maintain lobbying efforts over the 2005 Gambling Act review, as reported by the Racing Post.  In particular, Stevenson has noted that the potential consequences of the overhaul of the UK’s gambling legislation could extend beyond the betting industry to impact horse racing – the …

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