Betting and Gaming Council News

3 May 2024
On top of The Venetian Las Vegas announcing its largest renovation ever, the U.K. Gambling Commission announced widespread changes aimed at increasing safety and customer choice.
2 May 2024
Under the new rules published by the U.K. Gambling Commission, operators have until 30 August to implement frictionless checks on all customers making £500 net deposits in any rolling 30-day period.
1 May 2024
Coinciding with the U.K. Gambling Commission's release of its response, the BGC unveiled a voluntary code for customer checks, aiming to elevate industry standards while minimizing the need for disclosure of private financial documents.
16 Jan 2024
The Petitions Committee confirmed the debate will take place on 26 February after a petition on the measure, proposed in the Gambling Act White Paper, passed 100,000 signatures.
27 Nov 2023
The government confirmed it will consult on new proposals to bring remote betting into a single tax, replacing the current three-tax structure.
23 Nov 2023
Gaming Duty Bands applied to U.K. casinos have been frozen again and will not rise with inflation, effectively creating a £5 million annual tax increase across BGC land-based casino members.
5 Sep 2023
The BGC unveiled new measures to further protect under-18s from seeing digital media advertisements.
27 Jul 2023
Social media platforms and websites in the UK will have to take tougher action to stop children seeing age-restricted adverts for some products, including gambling.
7 Jun 2023
Standards body, The Betting and Gaming Council, want to implement new measures for online adverts but says it is being undermined by social media platforms.
1 Jun 2023
This year’s event will run from 13–19 November and will see the industry coming together to promote safer gambling messages, highlight the tools available to customers to stay in control and the support available to those who need it.
27 Apr 2023
The BGC has worked closely with Government to deliver a wide-ranging package of balanced, proportionate and effective reforms.
4 Apr 2023
The Betting and Gaming council hopes to tackle gambling-related harm, if it is independent and tiered to protect land-based operators.
9 Feb 2023
Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council congratulated Lucy Frazer MP on becoming the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and urged her to publish the Gambling White Paper without delay.
26 Jan 2023
In December alone 250,000 people visited unregulated, black market sites compared to around 80,000 during the same month the previous year, with a similar jump in November.
13 Jan 2023
We discuss news from Germany, Holland, and the U.K. Stories involve the Dutch Gaming Authority, the U.K. Advertising Standards Authority, and the Betting and Gaming Council.
29 Dec 2022
The number of TV betting adverts shown on ITV during the World Cup group stages fell by 34% compared to the World Cup in 2018.