Gambling industry association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has praised the UK government after it was confirmed that gambling companies will qualify for the business rates holiday designed to mitigate the shut-down enforced by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged the UK Chancellor to provide emergency help to save thousands of jobs across the gambling industry, after fresh concerns were raised over the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on the sector.
Banking group HSBC UK has joined forces with industry charities GamCare and GambleAware to develop and launch a new self-restriction tool to enable its customers to block gambling transactions on their accounts.
Rank Group, the parent company of Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, has finalised its acquisition of online casino and bingo operator Stride Gaming. Stride Shares will cease trading on AIM at 7.00am on October 7.
GVC Holdings has revised its full year profit projections upwards for the second time this year after the operator’s online and European retail growth helped offset a weaker performance from its UK retail arm.
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) are to be wound up and replaced by the Betting and Gaming Council, a new UK-facing operator body that aims to act as the industry’s mouthpiece. British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds will lead the new body.
The UK Gambling Commission and Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have published a joint letter calling for operators to pay closer attention to consumer protection law to help ensure players have access to a fair and transparent market.
The Rank Group has confirmed Alan Morgan will leave his role as managing director retail on July 31 this year in order to pursue other opportunities. Chief executive John O'Reilly will assume Morgan’s responsibilities upon his departure.