Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: Michael Dugher

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

UK Lords report claims tax and job windfall from gambling reform

Lords report claims tax and job windfall gambling reform
A House of Lords group claims that widespread reform of British gambling laws will lead to a huge increase in tax receipts for the state – rather than a shortfall – and create thousands of jobs. However the counterintuitive suggestions have been dismissed by industry as a “fantasy”.

UK industry unites for Safer Gambling Week 2021

Safer Gambling Week
The Betting & Gaming Council, Bingo Association and amusements trade body Bacta are once more to join forces in promoting responsible gaming this November, as part of Safer Gambling Week 2021.

Virtual Grand National raises £2.6m for the NHS

Virtual Grand National NHS Fundraising
British bookmakers donated £2.6m in profits to the UK’s National Health Service after the Grand National became the first televised virtual horse race

Business rate relief expanded to gaming firms

UK High Street Bookmakers
High street bookmakers have been thrown a vital lifeline, with the chancellor Rishi Sunak announcing they are now eligible for business rate relief.