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DCMS moves forward on action plan to modernise UK gambling venues   

SBC News DCMS moves forward on action plan to modernise UK gambling venues   

The UK government will proceed to relax and revamp the rules related to operating gambling venues, with a view to improving customer safeguards, modernising competition, and keeping pace with wider consumer changes. DCMS has published its response to the consultation on ‘measures related to land-based gambling’ as proposed by the Gambling Review’s White Paper. Regulatory oversight of the White Paper’s …

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UKGC lauds success of multi-stakeholder approach to combat illegal gambling 

SBC News UKGC lauds success of multi-stakeholder approach to combat illegal gambling 

 The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) stands by its long-term strategy to combat illegal online gambling, as a regulatory objective of the Gambling Review’s White Paper. “The Commission’s approach is to identify and undertake high-impact interventions to disrupt unlicensed operators targeting consumers in Great Britain, all with a view to making it difficult to provide illegal gambling at scale,” stated CEO …

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Andrew Rhodes: Third consultation to prioritise land-based reforms, but RET Levy remains with DCMS

SBC News Andrew Rhodes: Third consultation to prioritise land-based reforms, but RET Levy remains with DCMS

UK gambling’s land-based venues and stakeholders have been warned to prepare for a summer of changes, adopting new rules to comply with the commitments of the Gambling Review’s White Paper. Addressing delegates of the Bingo Association AGM – Andrew Rhodes, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), stressed that the White Paper’s consultation phase will be followed by the …

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BGC launches interim code on risk checks in support of UKGC pilot on customer affordability

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum. Michael Dugher.

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has established a new ‘voluntary code on customer checks’ to minimise frictions of financial checks and improve consistencies in know-your-customer (KYC) duties. The voluntary code was designed in collaboration with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to help raise standards and reduce the need for private financial document requests when verifying customers. As cited by …

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Reformist Peers demand White Paper intervention on gambling advertising

SBC News Reformist Peers demand White Paper intervention on gambling advertising

Industry reformists at the House of Lords have stated that the Gambling Review’s White Paper falls significantly short on advertising policies and reforms to protect the public from harm. This afternoon, the House of Lords hosted a short debate on the “Impact of gambling advertising, marketing and sponsorship on problem gambling”, put forward by Lord Foster of Bath (Liberal Democrats). …

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Government backs White Paper consultation phase against pending pressures 

Bacta to make land-based gaming case to Parliament

The UK government has published its response to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons observing sessions and consultations related to the Gambling Review.  Chaired by Dame Caroline Dinenage (MP), in December, the Committee published its ‘second report of sessions 2023-to-2024’ related to implementing changes and proposals outlined by the Gambling Review’s White Paper. The remit …

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GambleAware launches tender for critical NGSN evaluation

SBC News GambleAware launches tender for critical NGSN evaluation

GambleAware has initiated an invitation to tender for a partner to undertake the “Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the National Gambling Support Network (NGSN).” The tender is deemed a significant project by GambleAware, which will commission a learning and evaluation partner to carry out an evaluation that delivers independent, actionable, and robust insights into the effectiveness of the National Gambling …

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NHS: Sheffield clinic sees NGSN hit operating milestone

SBC News NHS: Sheffield clinic sees NGSN hit operating milestone

The NHS has reached an operating milestone in the support and development of the National Gambling Support Network (NGSN) by opening its fifteenth clinic in Sheffield. The clinic opened this weekend, expanding dedicated NHS treatment support and recovery services for problem gambling in Yorkshire and the North of England. Amid growing demand for services, the opening of the new clinic …

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YGAM & GAMSTOP report that 28% of student gamblers are at risk of harm

SBC News YGAM & GAMSTOP report that 28% of student gamblers are at risk of harm

“Nearly half of British university students who gamble, report doing so beyond their financial means” is the headline finding of the third Annual Student Gambling Survey, commissioned by YGAM and GAMSTOP. Research conducted by a Censuswide survey, polling 2,000 students on UK campuses, revealed a decrease in gambling participation among participants over the last year, from 71% to 60%. Providing …

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NatCen to study effectiveness of Gambling Act review for vulnerable groups

SBC News NatCen to study effectiveness of Gambling Act review for vulnerable groups

The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) is to develop a Monitoring and Evaluation plan for the Gambling Act review (GAR).  Commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), NatCen’s project will establish the evaluation design to address how effective the review has been in preventing gambling-related harm to vulnerable groups and …

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