Friday, December 9, 2022

Tag: John Whittingdale

Dugher: The government should ignore the extremists and stick with evidence

Michael Dugher - government should ignore the extremists and stick with evidence
In gambling regulation, just as in politics, sensible moderate solutions are too often drowned out by a shouting match between the extremes. In a parliament facing piece for PolHome, Michael Dugher, CEO of the UK’s Betting and Gambling Council, urges the government to stand firm and engage with the facts

Bookies brace for “radical” FOBTs cut in April

Betting Business - Bookies FOBTs April
Britain’s bookmakers have been warned that a “significant change” to FOBTs stakes is in the wings, perhaps as soon as Easter. The question now rests on how low ministers are willing to go.   Bookmakers should brace themselves for “significant change”, says former culture secretary John Whittingdale, who expects the government to take “radical measures” on FOBTs this April. Speaking at the...

Association of British Bookmakers slams rising media rights costs

Betting Business ABB Media Rights
In an exclusive interview with Betting Business, ABB CEO Malcom George spoke out against the wave of expenses that are hitting the independents hardest of all.   The CEO of the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has renewed calls for an “equitable deal” with horseracing and sporting associations, citing the threat of closure to smaller betting shops if the two parties...