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May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022 Mike Ashley

BGC Chief Urges UK Govt to Listen to Public Opinion on Gambling Reforms

BGC Chief Urges UK Govt to Listen to Public Opinion on Gambling Reforms
Summary Michael Dugher said the public is opposed to draconian gambling measures He said prohibitionist measures will harm the gambling industry Dugher asks government to be open to public opinion The Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), Michael Dugher has once again warned the government against imposing draconian measures across the industry....

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GambleAware’s Donations Reach £34.7m Thanks To ‘Big’ 4 UK Operators

GambleAware’s Donations Reach £34.7m Thanks To ‘Big’ 4 UK Operators
Summary Report shows top 4 operators generated 89 percent of proceeds Total donations have reached £34.7 million GambleAware pushes for compulsory revenue percentage for donations GambleAware has revealed that four of the United Kingdom’s (UK) biggest gambling operators accounted for 89% of its corporate donations. GambleAware disclosed the news in a published list of corporate...

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UK Gambling Rates on the Rise But Problem Gambling Stable

UK Gambling Rates on the Rise But Problem Gambling Stable
Summary Gambling activity has increased across the UK, but problem gambling remains stable Gambling remains more popular among men Groups call on the government to do more to address problem gambling A recent telephone survey conducted by Yonder Consulting for the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) found that 43.3% of UK residents took part in at...

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William Hill Puts Aside £15m For Potential UK Regulatory Settlement

William Hill Puts Aside £15m For Potential UK Regulatory Settlement
Summary William Hill is under license review by the UK Gambling Commission The company has set aside £15 million for a potential regulatory settlement William Hill’s EU arm is set to be absorbed by 888 Holdings William Hill could end up paying £15 million in regulatory settlement to continue operating in the UK. The company...

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NHS Urges UK Gambling Industry to Pay A Addiction Levy

NHS Urges UK Gambling Industry to Pay A Addiction Levy
Summary NHS calls on gambling operators to fund gambling addiction study Gaming operators asked to donate an additional £1 million UK gambling reforms white paper set to be released shortly Senior clinicians from the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) have urged the British gambling industry to pay a million-pound addiction levy on gambling revenue...

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BMJ Says Gambling Stakeholders Should Not Set Gambling Regulations

BMJ Says Gambling Stakeholders Should Not Set Gambling Regulations
Summary BMJ says gambling stakeholders should not be involved in gambling regulations Highlights major conflict of interest Asks lawmakers to get gambling stakeholders to prove lack of harm A Special Commission is currently reviewing the outdated 2005 Gambling Act in the UK. Anti-gambling opponents have been campaigning for the last decade to have the 2005...

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YGAM Report Shows UK Students Are Spending £30 Per Month On Gambling

YGAM Report Shows UK Students Are Spending £30 Per Month On Gambling
Summary YGAM and Gamstop report highlights concerns on student gambling Students gamble more than £30 each month BGC says students playing scratchcards and lottery not casino games Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) and Gamstop have released a new report which looks at the impact of gambling addiction on students in the UK. The...

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New UKGC Chief Promises Hard Line Action On Operators

New UKGC Chief Promises Hard Line Action On Operators
Summary Andrew Rhodes appointed as permanent chief of UKGC Rhodes promises hardline action against non-compliance Rhodes will have to oversee 2005 Gaming Act suggestions Andrew Rhodes is the current acting chief of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). He has held that position since June 2021, when the previous head of the commission, Neil McArthur, resigned....

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UK iGaming Revenue Hits £6.85bn As COVID-19 Boosts Revenues

UK iGaming Revenue Hits £6.85bn As COVID-19 Boosts Revenues
Summary iGaming GGY hits £6.85 billion COVID-19 lockdown helps boost remote gaming sector Land based operations still struggling to recover Strict lockdowns in the United Kingdom (UK) forced many sectors to shut down and incur significant losses with a few exceptions. One of those exceptions was the online gaming market in the UK. Reports now...

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