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British gaming industry to create 5,000 apprenticeship roles

Britain’s betting and gaming industry has launched an ambitious plan to create 5,000 apprenticeships for young people over the next five years.

The ‘Plan for Jobs’ [...]

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BGC calls on Government to establish Gambling Ombudsman

Britain's Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the UK Government to establish a Gambling Ombudsman to deal with customer concerns.

The BGC is proposing [...]

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Betting firms to donate Royal Ascot race profits to UK charities

Members of Britain's Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) have pledged to donate profits from the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot to Prostate Cancer UK, Marie [...]

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EY study shows betting and gaming’s contribution to UK economy

Britain’s betting and gaming industry generated £4.5bn in tax revenue for the UK Treasury in 2019, according to a new study by EY.

The study by [...]

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John Whittingdale MP assumes responsibility for gambling

DCMS minister John Whittingdale has assumed responsibility for gambling and will now lead the UK Government’s gambling review launched last December, taking over from Nigel [...]

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BGC introduces new rules on gambling social media posts

Britain’s Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) is calling on the Premier League and English Football League to encourage clubs to adopt new rules on gambling [...]

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Gambling Commission

Gambling Commission introduces new regulations for British operators

Britain’s Gambling Commission has introduced new rules for online slot games which are designed to reduce the speed and intensity of games.

The Commission says that [...]

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DCMS launches review of British gambling laws

The UK Government today launched its long-anticipated review of gambling laws, with the findings to be used to inform any changes to the Gambling Act [...]

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BGC Covid action plan delivers significant uplift in safer gambling messaging

UK-licensed gambling operators have delivered a significant increase in safer gambling messaging and player interventions under the Covid action plan developed by the Betting and [...]

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White Paper released detailing impact of stake limits on online slots

Online casino operators and games studios operating in the UK could face revenue declines of between 5 and 20 per cent if new stake limits [...]

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UK’s BGC hits out at “unfair” closures under Tier 3 restrictions

The UK’s Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on Business Secretary Alok Sharma to intervene over the Government’s decision to close betting shops and [...]

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British casinos propose alcohol ban to see off further COVID lockdowns

Britain’s casinos are proposing to stop serving alcohol in an effort to avoid wider restrictions on their operations due to the rising number of COVID-19 [...]

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