Tag Archives: UK Department for Culture Media & Sports (DCMS)

GBGB reveals ‘five-phase approach’ to resume sport

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has outlined a five-phase approach to resuming the sport behind closed doors once government restrictions are lifted. The GBGB has worked alongside an industry-led working group to establish a balance between the necessary requirements for health and safety, greyhound welfare and the sport’s integrity. Each phase is expected to last ‘at least two …

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Cross-party MPs to review Gambling Act

The Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) has confirmed that it has launched its review of the Gambling Act 2005, pre-empting the review to be launched by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). The review, which will take place online, will consider written evidence from industry stakeholders and hold a series of meetings with experts …

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DCMS demands further ‘proactive steps’ to protect punters during lockdown

The government has urged UK gambling operators to ramp up its protection measures during the COVID-19 lockdown in a bid to mitigate what it has described as a “heightened risk of problem gambling”. In a letter to five chief executives of the largest gambling companies, the sports minister Nigel Huddleston (DCMS) has emphasised that “messages warning of risks and signposting …

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BGC dismisses educational data allegations as ‘categorically untrue’

Responding to recent media reports which alleged that UK betting firms had been engaging with breached data from the ‘Learning Records Service’ educational index, the Betting and Gaming Council (Betting and Gaming Council) has stated that the allegations ‘are categorically untrue.’ In a statement on its website, the BGC reiterated that all betting companies are legally required to conduct age …

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Public Health England to publish gambling-related harms review in 2020

Public Health England (PHE) is due to carry out an evidence-based review into the health implications associated with gambling-related harm, which will inform future prevention and treatment efforts.  The health body has been asked to “inform and support action on gambling-related harm as part of the follow up to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport-led review of gaming …

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Winning Post – Opportunity for US sportsbetting begins to emerge

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: sportsbetting regulation – slam dunk or airball? The nature of any US sportsbetting opportunity ‘post PASPA’ is now starting to take shape, with a number of states …

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BHA “delighted” with the appointment of Matt Hancock

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has reacted positively to the appointment of Matt Hancock as Culture Secretary, in the cabinet reshuffle of Prime Minister Theresa May.   Within the UK Parliament, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are accountable for all gambling matters, including Horseracing. Speaking about the appointment, BHA Chairman Steve Harman stated: “We’re delighted with the appointment …

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Snap General Election sees DCMS delay publication of industry FOBTs & Advertising review

The UK Department for Culture Media & Sports (DCMS) has chosen to delay the publication of its industry review of FOBTs practices and advertising standards following this week’s Snap General Election call by PM Theresa May. The report which is eagerly awaited by industry stakeholders was due to be published this April. However, in light of the General Election call …

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