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BGC backs government on July’s full easing of hospitality orders 

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has welcomed the government’s decision to move the UK into the final phase of lockdown.  Last night, PM Boris Johnson confirmed that the government would maintain its timetable and end ‘almost all’ COVID-19 social and business restrictions from Monday 19 July. Despite the UK recording +70,000 cases of the Delta Variant, PM Johnson stated …

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Gambling sponsorships halve as clubs meet social responsibility demands

Professional sports clubs are increasingly turning away from sponsorship agreements with betting and gaming companies, as the construction and engineering, automotive and financial services sectors increase their market share. According to the latest figures from Caytoo, the gambling industry accounts for 8.1% of all sponsorships across football, rugby and cricket. Holding the top spot two year ago, the industry has …

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YGAM exposes lived abuse and harassment of female gamers to APPG members

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has submitted its report on online abuse and harassment of female gamers to MPs working in the ‘All-Party Parliamentary Group for Video Games and E Sports’. Titled ‘She Plays, He Says’, the report details the lived experiences of many young female gamers in which YGAM “seeks to raise awareness and address ways …

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Racing to ‘continue to press hard’ for 10,000 racecourse capacity

UK horse racing industry leaders have confirmed that the sector’s representatives will ‘continue to press hard’ to receive the 10,000 capacity limit enjoyed by seated stadiums, as the government pushes ‘Freedom Day’ back until 19 July. The delay in the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions was announced yesterday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson – having originally been scheduled for 21 June …

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DCMS reveals expert panel to begin fan-led review of football

DCMS has formed its ‘expert panel’ that will support appointed minister Tracey Crouch undertaking the government’s review of football for the benefit of fans and local communities. The review had been previously pledged as a Conservative Party ‘manifesto commitment’ made by PM Boris Johnson during the 2019 General Election campaign. Following the widespread fallout of English Football’s ‘Big Six’ clubs …

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Bookies Corner: No hiding from Super Thursday’s electorate judgement

Tomorrow, the electorate of England, Scotland and Wales will head to the polls for critical local and national elections that will shed light on the faultlines running through UK politics in the wake of Britain leaving the EU and a year of the COVID-19 pandemic…  The outcome of ‘Super Thursday’ results will be consequential with regards to PM Boris Johnson …

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Sadiq Khan pledges to ban London Underground gambling ads

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has incorporated a pledge to ban gambling advertising on the London Underground into his manifesto ahead of the upcoming mayoral elections. The Labour Party politician previously banned advertisements of junk food on the city’s underground rail service in 2018. He now plans to extend this advertisement ban to betting marketing if re-elected on 6 May. …

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Boris Johnson supports UK and Ireland joint 2030 World Cup bid

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed the UK and Ireland’s proposed bid to jointly host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, pledging £2.8 million to the cause, which is expected to be confirmed at tomorrow’s Budget. The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland came together to put together a proposal to host the 2030 edition of the World …

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Betting shops could reopen on 12 April says Prime Minister

Betting shops could reopen on 12 April says Prime Minister

Betting shops are hoping to reopen their doors in mid-April after Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out his ‘roadmap’ for the UK’s COVID recovery, with adult gaming centres, bingo halls and casinos scheduled to follow on 17 May. In a press conference last night, Johnson outlined his ‘cautious but irreversible’ four-stage COVID recovery plan where he set out provisional dates …

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UK government releases latest Sport Winter Survival Package tranche

The UK government has released the second tranche of funding as part of the Sport Winter Survival Package, which will designate women’s sport as a priority. In November last year, the government assembled a winter rescue package – consisting largely of loans – worth £300 million for 11 sports suffering financially due to the coronavirus crisis. In the latest tranche, …

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