Betting and Gaming Council News

12 Apr 2021
Around 6,000 bookies will get back to business today for the first time since December alongside other non-essential retail as the Government continues to ease the COVID lockdown.
19 Mar 2021
It's been a year of big changes, from pandemic lock downs to the review of the U.K. Gambling Act. Now, another big change has come to the British Gambling Commission.
12 Mar 2021
J. Todd covers online gambling surveys from both the UKGC and the Betting and Gaming Council. Also, a legal challenge was filed by the British Amusement Catering Trade Association over the delayed openings of U.K. casinos.
9 Mar 2021
Under current Scottish Government plans, casinos would only be allowed to re-open in Level 1 areas, whereas other hospitality venues like pubs and restaurants can do so in Level 2 zones.
23 Feb 2021
The steeplechase is due to take place at Aintree Racecourse on 10 April. However, that is two days before betting shops are scheduled to come out of lockdown under the roadmap published by the government on Monday.
19 Feb 2021
The Prime Minister is expected to announce a roadmap out of lockdown for the U.K. on 22 February, with proposals also due from the devolved administrations.
21 Dec 2020
The CEO of the Betting and Gaming Council supports the government's decision on more restrictions for casinos in Britain to fight the spread of COVID-19.
14 Dec 2020
Around 400 shops, half of Scotland's total, have been given the approval to reopen after being moved to Level 3.
23 Nov 2020
Under the new arrangements, they will be allowed to stay open with some restrictions in place, including limits on customers, the removal of chairs and a ban on live sport being shown.
2 Nov 2020
The Betting and Gaming Council has called on the government to take a “science-led approach” and allow casinos and betting shops to safely reopen when the latest England-wide COVID lockdown ends.
20 Oct 2020
The Government has been accused of behaving in an “ill-informed and arbitrary” way over the decision to order the closure of betting shops and casinos despite a lack of evidence that they contribute to the spread of COVID-19.
16 Oct 2020
The move comes after the Government placed the region in Tier 3 of its COVID-19 restrictions, meaning it faces the most severe lockdown measures.
9 Oct 2020
Casinos have offered to stop selling alcohol in order to avoid catastrophic closures which could lead to thousands of job losses.
29 Sep 2020
Measures include the slowing down of spin speeds, banning several gaming features which have caused concern and improved access to safer gambling information.
2 Sep 2020
New measures aimed at further preventing under-18s from seeing gambling adverts online have been unveiled by the Betting and Gaming Council.
21 Aug 2020
New safety measures at the properties include Perspex screens, hand sanitisation stations, sophisticated track and trace regimes and strict social distancing guidelines.