Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Tag: response

Industry perspectives: The chancellor’s spring statement

industry perspective chancellors spring statement
It’s not necessarily about what’s happened, says Bacta CEO John White, it’s all about what’s going to happen. And the chancellor’s spring statement doesn’t seem to have addressed the elephant in the room - inflation.

“The profile of the GC and how they position themselves right now is uncomfortable”

Gambling Commisson APBGG report Anonymous Bingo Operator response
Life has been hard for bingo operators over the past two years; Covid, and more importantly the policies designed to protect us from it, has only served to drag the sector into difficult territory. Whilst there were many offering a supportive hand, there was one notable stakeholder that refused: the Gambling Commission. This bingo operator, anonymous for obvious reasons, believes the regulator needs to rethink its processes and take stock of the APBGG report.

Miles Baron: “The best way back for the GC is getting its basic services fit for purpose”

Miles Baron Bingo Association
There’s a measured tone in the Bingo Association’s response to the APBGG report on the Gambling Commission. There is a need for checks and balances on the regulator, it says, and it must restore its services back to a level ‘fit for purpose’. However, there is an internal reshaping necessary at the Commission - what’s needed more than ever is stronger leadership and stronger emphasis on the quality people at the GC who ‘work hard to maintain dialogue and communication with the industry’.

Peter Hannibal: Operator’s Voice has been lost in unhelpful soundbites

Peter Hannibal Gambling Business Group APBGG report response
The Gambling Business Group has honed in on the core issues of the APBGG report and rather than ‘hang the Commission out to dry’, the body drives focus towards a way forward and improving the treatment of its members and the industry.

Debbie Bollard: The Commission is in real danger at the moment of destroying an industry that has worked hard to set high standards

Debbie Bollard APBGG report response
Debbie Bollard deals with the Commission almost every week discussing licence applications and has a direct understanding of how it works. Having experienced both the good and bad, she places her faith in those principles governing the regulatory arena and questions whether the Commission’s performance sits comfortably against the standards outlined in the Regulators Code. A body in need of balance, there are fears, she says, that the Commission is on a path that is endangering the industry.

Simon Thomas: It is one of the core principles of good regulation that the regulator itself is accountable – and this requires systematic scrutiny

Response APBGG Report into Gambling
Simon Thomas has operated in nearly all the industry sectors and served in most of the key association offices. Which probably explains his reasoned approach to the APBGG report.

Response to Budget 2021 – part 2

Budget 2021 response Cashino Bromley
For Gauselmann UK’s General Manager Sascha Blodau, the decision to steer away from tax increases is the biggest plus in the chancellor’s budget this week. The extension of furlough and business rates relief also run very high on his checklist.

Response to Budget 2021 – part 1

Budget 2021 response Jessica Taylor image
Response to Budget 2021 - Bacta were slightly torn by a budget that delivered hope for its seaside members but despair for the supply chain..

Betting gets behind gambling reform

Politics Home Michael Dugher,Betting and Gaming Council Gambling Reform
BGC’s CEO Michael Dugher went to the heart of political analysis - Politics Home - last week to convey his association’s response to the Lords report on Gambling Reform. Coinslot picks out the highlights.

BBPA calls for swift VOA response

The British Beer and Pub Association has urged its members to act quickly on returning the Valuation Office Agency form, recently
The British Beer and Pub Association has urged its members to act quickly on returning the Valuation Office Agency form, recently posted to all pubs in England and Wales, ahead of 2021 rate revaluation. Echoing the similar demands made on arcades and amusement centres, the form seeks to calibrate trading data in order to assess and determine business rates. “To avoid...