Tag Archives: Chris Philp

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

SBC News 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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GambleAware launches new campaign focusing on women gamblers

SBC News GambleAware launches new campaign focusing on women gamblers

GambleAware has initiated a new campaign warning women about the dangers of problem betting, after identifying how up to one million could be at risk of experiencing gambling-related harm.  The campaign focuses on promoting three key warning signs to female bettors – losing track of time; spending more than can be afforded; and keeping gambling secret from friends and family. …

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Former Minister Whittingdale issues black market warning at BGC AGM

SBC News Former Minister Whittingdale issues black market warning at BGC AGM

The issue of black market operators has been raised once again as John Whittingdale, the former DCMS Minister tasked with overseeing the 2005 Gambling Act review, addressed the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC)’s AGM yesterday. Speaking to the assembled BGC delegates, Whittingdale – who served as Minister of State for Media and Data between February 2020 and September 2021 – …

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

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

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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Year in Review Part Four – UKGC reaches conclusions and M&A sagas come to a close

SBC News Year in Review Part Four - UKGC reaches conclusions and M&A sagas come to a close

The final quarter of the year saw huge news across a range of areas of the international betting and gaming industry, as two major acquisition sagas concluded – with differing results – and the UKGC made a number of important announcements.  In the second half of 2021, the betting sector closely followed a prominent transatlantic development, as major US player …

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Winning Post: Better Informed but None the Wiser…

SBC News Winning Post: Better Informed but None the Wiser…

Regulus Partners reviews the keynote speeches of DCMS under-secretary Chris Philip and UKGC Interim CEO Andrew Rhodes delivered at the 2021 GambleAware Conference. Whilst leadership can take some comfort on the regulators’ grounded approach to governing the sector, UK gambling remains none the wiser on the outcome of its generational review. Last week, the Government bestowed the early Christmas gift …

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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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BGC thanks Shadow Cabinet members for ‘positive engagement’ with betting sector

SBC News BGC thanks Shadow Cabinet members for ‘positive engagement’ with betting sector

A Shadow Cabinet reshuffle has seen two new additions with responsibility for betting industry oversight, Lucy Powell MP and Alex Davies-Jones MP, who have been welcomed by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC). Powell currently serves as MP for Manchester Central and will replace Jo Stevens MP as the Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport, whilst …

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BGC praises high impact coverage of Safer Gambling Week 2021

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

UK Gambling has hosted its most impactful Safer Gambling Week (#SGWeek2021), according to figures published by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC). This year’s campaign, which ran from 1-to-7 November generated circa 25 million social media impressions, as #SGWeek2021 unique content was displayed across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. #SGWeek2021 high coverage saw Safer Gambling Week’s own Twitter, Instagram and Facebook …

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UKGC Single Customer View project secures positive GDPR determination  

SBC News UKGC Single Customer View project secures positive GDPR determination  

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published the phase-1 findings of a ‘Sandbox Review’, providing GDPR compliant feedback on the development of its ‘Single Customer View’ (SCV).  A regulatory objective of the UKGC’s new three-year national strategy has seen the commission seek to establish a SCV solution to provide a “holistic view of a customer’s online gambling behaviour and help …

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