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Safer Gambling Week to ‘see a blitz’ of omni-channel messaging

SBC News Safer Gambling Week to ‘see a blitz’ of omni-channel messaging

The UK’s four betting and gaming industry trade associations have confirmed that this year’s Safer Gambling Week will take place between 17-23 October. Issuing a joint update, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), Bingo Association, Lotteries Council and amusements representative Bacta pledged to ‘build on last year’s record breaking success’. The organisations stated that this year’s event will feature a …

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BGC lauds industry for ‘driving higher standards’ with new safer gaming code

SBC News BGC lauds industry for ‘driving higher standards’ with new safer gaming code

The UK’s three gaming sector trade associations have announced a new ‘Safer Game Design Code’ for land-based gaming machines.  Members of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), amusements representative Bacta and the Bingo Association have collaborated during the COVID-19 pandemic to design the code that will address risks in game design features. The cross sector initiative will ensure machines no …

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Bacta updates bactaPortal to boost functionality and value

SBC News Bacta updates bactaPortal to boost functionality and value

Bacta has made updates to its bactaPortal, launching version two of the safer gambling platform, as it aims to strengthen the functionality and value of its offering.  The new version of the portal has been developed to include a customer interaction recording solution, self-exclusion options, a compliance handbook and ‘seamless compatibility’ across mobile, desktop and tablet verticals. Additionally, the amusement …

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Dugher reiterates importance of Safer Gambling Week as problem rates fall

SBC News Dugher reiterates importance of Safer Gambling Week as problem rates fall

Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) Chief Executive Michael Dugher has described responsible gambling as the industry’s ‘top priority all year round’ as the sector enters Safer Gambling Week. Commencing this week and running to 7 November, the annual campaign has the support of the BGC, amusement machine trade association Bacta and the Bingo Association. Having been organised since 2017, this …

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National Bingo Day launched to aid critical venue recovery

SBC News National Bingo Day launched to aid critical venue recovery

UK bingo’s biggest land-based operators, Mecca and Buzz Bingo, have joined forces to launch ‘National Bingo Day’ on Sunday 27 June – providing a vital boost for all British bingo venues returning to business from lockdown.  Accustomed to being celebrated across the US, Buzz and Mecca have launched Britain’s version of ‘National Bingo Day’, championed by the Bingo Association. Helping …

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Bingo industry boost at ICE 2015

SBC News Bingo industry boost at ICE 2015

The bingo sector is set to take a significantly higher profile within gaming’s most influential b2b exhibition following a strategic partnership agreed between ICE, the Bingo Association and Bingo Life. The partnership will see bingo’s representative body in the UK and Bingo Life, the sector’s dedicated print and digital media channel, taking a joint stand presence on the show floor, …

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Associations formalise social responsibility work with new group

SBC News Associations formalise social responsibility work with new group

The UK’s main gambling trade associations have joined forces to establish the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) – a new body that formalises the responsible gambling work that the associations carry out.  The IGRG provides a structure to better promote socially responsible gambling in the British gambling market. Building on existing relationships and work streams, it will also provide …

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