Tag Archives: Betting and Gaming Council

Charities set to win big as Britannia Stakes bookmaker initiative returns

SBC News Charities set to win big as Britannia Stakes bookmaker initiative returns

Several British bookmakers are donating all of their profits from this year’s Britannia Stakes race at Royal Ascot to UK charities. Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) members which have signed up to the fundraising initiative include Flutter (Paddy Power, Betfair, Sky Bet), Entain (Ladbrokes, Coral), Evoke (888, William Hill), Kindred (Unibet), Betway, Rank Group (Grosvenor Sport), Virgin Bet, LivescoreBet, Fitzdares, …

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BGC reports ‘highly impressive’ compliance stats in Serve Legal checks

SBC News BGC reports ‘highly impressive’ compliance stats in Serve Legal checks

Members of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) have gained record compliance rates for age verification checks, according to leading industry auditor Serve Legal. Independent figures, provided by Serve Legal, report that bookmakers boasted a 91.4% age verification pass rate, across thousands of annual checks. Meanwhile, casinos have a near-perfect pass rate of 98%. This represents a 30% compliance increase …

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BGC: Royal Ascot bookmakers donate £1.2 million to UK charities

SBC News BGC: Royal Ascot bookmakers donate £1.2 million to UK charities

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has revealed that UK charities will be rewarded with a share of £1.2 million from bookmaker profits donated from last week’s Royal Ascot. The marquee festival saw BGC members pledge to donate all winnings taken from Thursday’s Britannia Stakes race, won by 14/1 shot Thesis ridden by Ryan Moore, the victor in a nail-biting …

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Michael Dugher: Public favours common-sense approach to govern gambling’s future

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum. Michael Dugher.

Michael Dugher has warned the government that it risks alienating itself from public opinion should it conform to prohibitionists’ approach to gambling regulation.  Writing in Commons news source Politics Home, the Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) reflected on political opinion and commentary in light of May’s Local Election results. “For the Conservatives, results showed predictable mid-term …

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Brigid Simmonds: Statutory RET levy threatens the development of the UK’s mature treatment support network   

SBC News Brigid Simmonds: Statutory RET levy threatens the development of the UK’s mature treatment support network   

Brigid Simmonds (OBE), Chair of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has warned the government against radically alerting UK gambling’s RET (research, education and treatment) duties ahead of the of publication of the White Paper on industry reforms.  Writing an open editorial on Conservative Home, the central news source of the Conservative Party, Simmonds acknowledged that emotions had surpassed evidence …

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BGC: Ministers must recognise public good of the Grand National

SBC News BGC: Ministers must recognise public good of the Grand National

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on ministers to recognise the importance of the Grand National as a heritage sporting event supporting UK racing and highstreet jobs.  Following three years under lockdown constraints, The Grand National returns to hosting live spectators at Aintree on Saturday 9 April. Its main race is expected to be watched by a global …

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Michael Dugher: Gambling deserves a deeper debate than simplistic narratives

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum. Michael Dugher.

Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has warned ministers that gambling’s complex socio dynamics can not be judged on the notion of simplistic rhetoric.  Writing on the Commons news source Politics Home, Dugher outlined stakeholder frustrations at the meandering nature of the debate on gambling reforms, industry duties and protections. His response was submitted as …

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BGC: GAMSTOP to lead first trials of Single Customer View project 

SBC News BGC: GAMSTOP to lead first trials of Single Customer View project 

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has announced that UK gambling’s headline ‘Single Customer View’ cross-industry data-sharing project will be trialled by GAMSTOP.  The Single Customer View project was assigned by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to BGC members to develop new technical safeguards to protect those most at risk of gambling harms. The trial’s aim is to identify those …

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BGC welcomes Facebook gambling Ad Opt-outs 

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The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has welcomed the news that Facebook will allow users to opt-outs of viewing gambling-related advertising content across its social media platform.  The trade body welcomed the development of Facebook’s new advertising safeguard, which will further support its members ‘Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising’, which were enforced last year. Adopting a tougher online advertising …

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UKGC alters digital oversight following Football Index investigation

SBC News UKGC alters digital oversight following Football Index investigation

In response to an investigation into the collapse of BetIndex, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that it will make changes to its regulatory oversight of digital gambling products. The Independent Review highlighted a number of areas for improvement from both the UKGC and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In response to the review’s recommendations, the UKGC has introduced …

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