Tag Archives: Chris Philp MP

DCMS stands firm against Camelot’s £600m pursuit of National Lottery damages

SBC News DCMS stands firm against Camelot's £600m pursuit of National Lottery damages

Camelot UK’s High Court challenge of the Fourth National Lottery Licence Competition could cost the UK government £600m in damages – should the lawsuit deem the competition as an unfair outcome.  The operating steward of the National Lottery since its 1994 inception, Camelot refuses to accept the ruling of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to award its next 10-year operating …

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BGC highlights ‘wake up call’ following latest YouGov betting poll

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum. Michael Dugher.

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has raised concerns regarding a recent YouGov poll of bettors on the subject of affordability checks, describing the results as a ‘wake up call’ for legislators.  According to the poll, 16% of bettors stated that they would welcome affordability checks, the wider implementation of which is under consideration as part of the 2005 Gambling …

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Gambling Minister calls for operators to ‘step in’ but dismisses £100 affordability checks

SBC News Gambling Minister calls for operators to ‘step in’ but dismisses £100 affordability checks

Chris Philp, DCMS Gambling Minister, has outlined the government’s strategy to counter gambling related harm, offering an update on the progress of the White Paper on the 2005 Gambling Act review. Giving a keynote speech entitled ‘Collaboration in the Prevention of Gambling Harms’ at GambleAware’s ninth annual conference, the Minister highlighted the need for a collaborative approach involving various industry …

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Dugher reiterates importance of Safer Gambling Week as problem rates fall

Michael Dugher BGC

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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