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BGC welcomes Paul Scully as Britain’s new gambling minister

Britain’s Betting and Gaming Council has welcomed the appointment of Paul Scully MP as Minister responsible for the betting and gaming industry.

Scully becomes the third [...]

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UK National Lottery licence process suspended as Gambling Act white paper said to be delayed

The process to award the next UK National Lottery licence to Allwyn Entertainment has been suspended, with the publication of the Gambling Act review also [...]

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DCMS commits to publishing UK gambling review within weeks

The leadership contest to choose a new leader of the Conservative Party is unlikely to cause a significant delay in the publication of the Gambling [...]

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UK Gambling Review submitted to PM as responsible Minister resigns

Chris Philp, the Minister responsible for gambling in the UK, has become the latest senior figure to abandon Boris Johnson’s administration, just as the government [...]

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UK government opens consultation into National lottery sales by young people

The UK government is considering changes to legislation to allow people under the age of 18 to sell National Lottery products.

The government has launched a [...]

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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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Entain forms Players’ Panel to contribute to UK regulatory debate

London-listed betting and gaming operator Entain has established the Players’ Panel as a platform for consumers to air their views about gambling in the United [...]

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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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UK Lords report calls for overhaul of gambling regulations

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry has released its report into gambling harm in the [...]

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UK Committee calls for more funding and research into problem gambling

The UK’s Public Accounts Committee has criticised the government for failing to proactively fund gambling related research that could help to design an effective regulatory [...]

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DCMS to engage with gambling industry to monitor impact of COVID-19

The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has committed to an evidence-based approach to combating any heightened risk of problem gambling during [...]

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Blog: Double standards in the UK iGaming debate

UK bookmakers were several steps ahead of their critics in their response to the Covid-19 crisis.

The UK’s larger bookmakers and online gambling companies have thus [...]

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