Archive | September, 2020

Is Downing Street to spearhead reforms pursuant to the forthcoming review of the Gambling Act 2005?

Comments by David Clifton feature in an EGR Intel article entitled “Implications for the industry if Downing Street spearheads gambling reform”. The sub-heading within the EGR article – “The Guardian suggests Boris Johnson will take a direct role in rewriting gambling legislation, but is the prime minister about to bite off more than he can chew?” – […]

BGC responds to creation of ‘Peers for Gambling Reform’

It was announced today (19 September 2020) that, in advance of the forthcoming government review of the Gambling Act 2005, ‘Peers for Gambling Reform’ (“PGR”) – a group of House of Lords peers chaired by Lord Foster of Bath – will undertake a review of gambling industry safeguards, duties and customer protections, seeking to inform […]

UKGC publishes further data showing impact of COVID-19 lockdown easing on online gambling behaviour

Under the heading “Data shows the impact of Covid-19 lockdown-easing on online gambling behaviour in July 2020”, the Gambling Commission has published further data showing how the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown has impacted gambling behaviour in Great Britain. Significantly for all UK licensing gambling operators, and despite a decline in online gambling revenue across […]

BGC steps up the political pressure

1. On 14 September 2020, in a website posting entitled “We are delighted that betting shops are open again, but the Government must do more to save the High Street“, Chairman of the Betting & Gaming Council Brigid Simmonds has said: I really enjoy shopping, but the best trips are those where you can combine […]

‘Rule of 6’ comes into force with guidance for hospitality venues

The ‘Rule of 6’ announced on 9 September 2020 by the Prime Minister came into force at 12.01 a.m. today 14 September 2020, when The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 came into force in England. You can download below: a transcript of the Prime Minister’s ‘Rule of 6’ […]