Tag Archives: Department for Culture Media and Sport

Rebecca Pow to oversee gambling industry following cabinet reshuffle

As part of last week’s Cabinet reshuffle following Boris Johnson’s appointment, it has been confirmed that MP for Taunton Deane Rebecca Pow will be tasked with overseeing both the horseracing and gambling sectors rather than sports minister Nigel Adams.  Pow was re-appointed as the parliamentary under secretary of state for arts, heritage and tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, …

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Britain’s sports integrity strategy outlined in 2018 Action Plan

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The Sports Betting Integrity Forum (SBIF) has published its Sport and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan 2018 (SBI Action Plan), outlining Britain’s ongoing approach to the integrity of sport and sports betting. Stating that “we do not believe that we have an endemic problem in Britain,” the necessity to eradicate complacency and raise awareness and education in the fields of …

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Government publishes further plans to reform horse racing levy

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has put forward a second round of proposals to reform the Horserace Betting Levy, including the closure of the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB). The governmental department has proposed the use of a Legislative Reform Order (LRO) to “reduce administrative and financial burdens on business relating to the administration of the Horserace …

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BACTA calls on government to allow FOBT machines in gaming and amusement halls

Amusement industry trade body BACTA has called on the UK government to allow FOBT machines to be allowed in gaming and amusement halls. In a letter to MPs and peers, the organisation said that it is unfair to let betting shops ‘reap all the benefits from the profitable machines’, and that they should be allowed in ‘any regulated adult-only gambling …

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