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GBG announce priority issues and extend open invitation to new Secretary of state

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Strategic body, the Gambling Business Group,has contacted Jeremy Wright QC congratulating him on his appointment as Secretary of State for Digital,Culture,Media and Sport (DCMS) and identifying a list of priority issues impacting the development of the industry as a socially responsible provider of gambling entertainment. GBG chief executive officer Peter Hannibal said: “The appointment of a new Secretary of State...

Hannibal: DCMS must reconsider debit card prohibition

Peter Hannibal DCMS
“If the Daily Mail article has any substance the news will serve to accelerate the migration of commerce from cash to digital cash and gaming machines will in turn get marginalised to a greater degree than they are currently. The Gambling Business Group is calling on the DCMS to reconsider the ill-judged dismissal of the request for the removal...

Gambling Business Group calls time on under reporting of industry contributions to RET amid requests for transparency from the Commission

Peter Hannibal DCMS
It’s time that transparency cuts both ways, so argues influential strategic body the Gambling Business Group. At a time when the industry often finds itself under the microscope, the GBG believes the contribution to research, education and treatment is far greater than it is given credit for. And in this image-conscious battleground, the industry has, the group suggests, been...

Peter Hannibal: ‘Never gamble with reputations’

Peter Hannibal DCMS
Peter Hannibal, CEO of the Gambling Business Group, seeks any scraps of comfort as reputations are trashed in an internecine war. Isn’t it fabulous that at last we now all know the outcome of the DCMS’s Gambling Review? Or is it? Whilst some are still inevitably revelling in the euphoria of the result,others are quietly licking their wounds contemplating what they...

Gambling Business Group urges DCMS to act

Peter Hannibal DCMS
Peter Hannibal, chief executive of the cross sector strategic body, the Gambling Business Group, has called on the government to create a new organisation dedicated to the regulation of time loot boxes and skins...

GBG host UK government department at ICE

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Peter Hannibal, CEO of the influential cross-sector, Gambling Business Group (GBG), has described the introduction of the Consumer Protection Zone at ICE London, as a much needed and powerful initiative.   Speaking in the week following ICE London, he said: "I would like to congratulate Clarion Gaming’s Managing Director Kate Chambers and her team for putting on yet another fantastic edition...

Gambling Business Group happy to comply with FOI request

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The Gambling Business Group has been asked for its input regarding a Freedom Of Information request relating to the group’s response to the 4th Anti Money Laundering Directive consultation. A request it has been more than happy to respond to.   Strategic body, the Gambling Business Group (GBG), whose members account for the majority of Gross Gaming Yield in the UK, is...

Gambling Business Group welcome continuity in the DCMS and calls to get triennial ‘back on track’

Nick Harding, Chairman of the Gambling Business Group, has welcomed confirmation that Karen Bradley and Tracey Crouch will continue in their previous roles at the Department for Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) and has called for there to be an urgent meeting involving the industry and the Department in order to get the triennial process back on track. "I’m delighted...

Industry exempt from new money-laundering legislation

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The coin-op sector will avoid the impact of the EU’s anti-money laundering directive, after the Treasury ruled that most of the gambling industry is to be excepted thanks to its ‘low-risk’ status. Almost every gambling sector in the UK will be exempted from incoming money laundering legislation, the government has announced. This includes all AGCs, pubs and bingo halls, along...

Gambling Expert Group formed to enhance the regulatory environment

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A new cross-industry organisation has been formed with a plan to improve the way that gambling in the UK is regulated, with the Gambling Business Group leading the charge. The Gambling Business Group (GBG) is at the forefront of a new industry-wide body whose core objective is to improve the regulatory environment for all parties in the UK gambling sector. Entitled...

ICE has become the Davos of gaming – states leading strategic body

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ICE, which will welcome gaming influencers from an estimated 150 nations next week, has been compared to Davos, the World Economic Forum of global policy and business leaders which takes place each January in the Swiss ski resort. Peter Hannibal, Chief Executive of the Gambling Business Group (GBG), whose members are drawn from all sectors of the offline/online gaming landscape...

Hannibal wants ‘informed debate’ on cashless payment

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The head of the Gambling Business Group has called for the industry, regulators and legislators to enter into an informed debate about the use of debit cards on gaming machines, with a view to the introduction of contactless payment methods.   Gambling Business Group (GBG) chief executive, Peter Hannibal, has called for an “educated and informed debate” regarding the use of...

GBG want sensible debate on debit cards as ‘touch and go’ payments surge 166%

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As the world goes contactless Gambling Business Group’s Peter Hannibal makes an impassioned plea for a grown up debate with gaming regulators Gambling Business Group (GBG), Chief Executive, Peter Hannibal, has called for an 'educated and informed debate’ regarding the use of debit cards on gaming machines. Hannibal’s comments come on the back of the GBG’s submission to the review...

Why gaming simply cannot get left behind

Peter Hannibal of the Gambling Business Group discusses the coin-op conundrum: whilst the whole of society is going cashless, the law prohibits the gaming community from doing the same. Some months ago Coinslot ran an informative and prescient piece on the contactless revolution which is sweeping society. The article argued that cash was living on borrowed time, citing research from...

Gambling Business Group urges empirical approach to Triennial

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Peter Hannibal, CEO of the Gambling Business Group, the strategic body whose members account for close to 70% of Gross Gaming Yield, believes the industry has a 'golden opportunity’ to present a robust and empirically based case, following the call for evidence by DCMS Under-Secretary, Tracey Crouch. In a statement, issued to gambling media, Peter Hannibal said: “Whilst the Triennial...

Gambling Business Group issue ‘open-house’ invitation to Treasury

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Peter Hannibal, Chief Executive of the industry-wide Gambling Business Group, has issued an open invitation for Treasury officials to attend a fact finding tour of UK gaming establishments to help inform its' intelligence gathering process as part of the Anti Money Laundering Directive 4 (AMLD). In a statement issued to the gambling media, Hannibal said: "The November 10 deadline for submissions...

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