Tag Archives: Lucy Frazer

Bacta urges DCMS to increase Gaming Machine stake and prizes

SBC News Bacta urges DCMS to increase Gaming Machine stake and prizes

Bacta has stated that it has ‘fired the starting gun’ on its engagement with DCMS in the interest of UK amusement and gaming machine industry stakeholders. The trade body has issued an ‘evidence-based’ response to DCMS with regards to increasing the maximum stake and prizes offered by gaming machines in UK adult entertainment venues. Writing to DCMS Secretary of State, …

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DCMS highlights business impact of a standalone gambling sector

SBC News DCMS highlights business impact of a standalone gambling sector

DCMS has submitted its business estimates to the National Office of Statistics (ONS), tracking the performance of sectors under its regulatory remit for the period of March 2019 to March 2022. The report provides estimates on the business contribution (number, turnover, and employment) of sectors governed by DCMS, excluding civil society (charities and voluntary associations). At present, DCMS’ regulatory remit …

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DCMS points to NHS control of £100m RET levy

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The DCMS consultation on implementation of the research, education and treatment (RET) levy begins today, with the department projecting that £100m will be directed towards the NHS via the initiative. One of the key recommendations of the Gambling Act review White Paper, the RET levy will be commissioned by the NHS with all mandatory operator contributions directed towards research, prevention …

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BGC calls on social media to stop ‘undermining’ safer gambling effort

BGC calls on social media to stop ‘undermining’ safer gambling efforts

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has argued for greater cooperation with the industry from social media platforms, whilst requesting that the government echo its calls.  In a letter to DCMS Secretary Lucy Frazer, BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher pointed to previous industry efforts on social platforms enabling users to opt-out of receiving betting and gaming advertising. However, more needs …

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UKGC to close consultation on GAMSTOP extension and suicide disclosure

SBC News UKGC to close consultation on GAMSTOP extension and suicide disclosure

UK gambling stakeholders have been notified that the consultation on proposed changes on ‘Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice’ will be closed Tuesday 23 May.  Launched on 28 February, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) sought feedback and guidance on the proposal to expand GAMSTOP’s self-exclusion scheme across all gambling licences. The potential extension of GAMSTOP across all gambling categories (online …

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BGC celebrates ‘freedom of choice’ as industry reacts to White Paper

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum. Michael Dugher.

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has welcomed the publication of the Gambling Act review White Paper, lauding the legislative proposals as a ‘once in a generation moment for change’. Issuing two separate statements shortly after DCMS Secretary Lucy Frazer announced the reforms to parliament and the White Paper was published to the DCMS website, Michael Dugher, BGC CEO, emphasised …

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Winning Post: Gambling Review… Selecting the Facts

SBC News Winning Post: Gambling Review... Selecting the Facts

A busy month of March concludes with Regulus Partners examining the written responses submitted to DCMS on the Gambling Review’s scope and remit… as it appears that once again, UK Gambling’s future will be settled by ‘selective facts’. Let’s spare a thought for the poor souls who constitute the Select Committee for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The committee has …

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Lucy Frazer: The voices of Gambling Suicide must be heard

SBC News Lucy Frazer: The voices of Gambling Suicide must be heard

DCMS new Culture Secretary, Lucy Frazer, has stated that those impacted by gambling-related suicides must be accounted for in reforming the UK gambling industry. Three weeks into her new ministerial role as DCMS leader, Frazer spoke at a meeting with industry reformists Gambling with Lives, who were described as “tireless and devoted champions” – leading a transformative campaign that has …

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UK Gambling has no minister as review needs an Easter conclusion

SBC News UK Gambling has no minister as review needs an Easter conclusion

DCMS has confirmed that at present, no minister has been assigned to oversee the brief of the Gambling Review.  The statement was made in light of the Racing Post announcing on Wednesday that Stuart Andrew, DCMS current Sports Minister would oversee gambling duties replacing Paul Scully. This February, PM Rishi Sunak announced that DCMS would be restructured due to the …

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Fans to be ‘put at heart of football’ in govt White Paper

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The UK government has published one of two long-awaited White Papers – the first concerning the current structure and management of English football,  revelead this morning.  Initiated by the government in the aftermath of the European Super League (ESL) backlash back in May 2021 under then-PM Boris Johnson, the Fan-Led Review Of Football was led by Tracey Crouch CBE MP …

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