Friday, May 27, 2022

Tag: white paper

Bingo predominantly ‘happy pastime’, says GamCom chief – but it can still cause harm

industry Bingo Association Gambling Commission Andrew Rhodes
Two thirds of bingo is still in-person - a testament to its inherently positive sociable appeal - the gambling regulator Andrew Rhodes told delegates of the Bingo Association’s AGM. But the increasingly prohibitive chief sees danger everywhere: more must be done to reduce its potential for harm he told the assembled delegates.

Gambling Commission goes it alone on affordability checks – and it’s not proving popular

Gambling Commission affordability checks
Due to launch after the release of the Government’s gambling review white paper, the Gambling Commission’s new consultation on affordability checks will look at unaffordable binge gambling, significant unaffordable losses over time and financial vulnerability. However, there has been no mention of a monthly cap on losses so far.

Gambling Business Group prepare for post White Paper challenges with appointment of Henham Strategy as public affairs consultants

Nick King Henham Strategy Gambling Business Group
The Gambling Business Group has a sharp focus on taking its arguments to Westminster and has appointed a team of Public Affairs specialists to help amplify its’ already powerful voice.

Philp assures stakeholders that white paper is “very, very imminent” but nobody is holding their breath

Chris Philp white paper imminent
Gambling minister Chris Philp has stated that the government white paper is “very, very imminent”. But not everyone is buying it, not least the industry which remains highly sceptical that this timeframe is viable.

Latest White Paper rumblings suggest a May publication date, argues Gambling Business Group

Peter Hannibal Gambling Business Group White Paper rumblings suggest may publication date
May the force be with you - Spring’s local elections could be the trigger point for the publication of the white paper states GBG chief Peter Hannibal.

Peter Hannibal: ‘It’s time to extinguish toxic comparisons with tobacco’

Peter Hannibal Gambling Business Group Time to extinguish toxic comparisons with tobacco
The myriad of anti-gambling groups continue to deny the facts that problem gambling is at its lowest ever level and their strategy is clear - link the industry with tobacco at every possible opportunity and the mud will eventually stick. The Gambling Business Group’s Peter Hannibal believes the narrative is in danger of running away from the truth.

Philp suggests regulatory burden likely to become heavier on industry

Chris Philp Gambling Reform Rally regulatory burden on industry to become heavier
The gambling minister held fast to the view of gambling as a social evil in his speech to the Gambling Reform Rally, however the issues raised were largely relevant to online operators.

DCMS expected to further delay gambling White Paper

DCMS white paper delay
The DCMS is expected to further delay its White Paper on gambling reforms until May “at the earliest,” despite the influential document being due before the end of last year. With a general election likely in two years - or earlier if the Prime Minister fails to stop the tide of rebellion washing up on No 10’s door, it will still be a race against time to get new legislation on the statute book in the next few years.

Off The Record – NHS posturing / Boris Johnson / Police / Inflation

Off The Record NHS posturing Boris Johnson faith in the police
OTR examines why name calling simply doesn’t help, provides a solution to restore confidence in the police and underlines the pernicious nature of inflation.

Greg Wood:We are absolutely determined to have our asks heard in this process and that is a major priority

Greg Wood Bacta gambling review
It’s a crucial, industry defining 12 months on the agenda for businesses as the Gambling Review, recovery from the Covid fall-out and resetting the entrepreneurial energies come to test the amusements and gaming spirit..

NRM drive recovery courtesy of a ‘whatever it takes mindset’

Andrew Ludlow NRM Group driving recovery 2021-review
It’s been a busy year for NRM with new partners, an acquisition and a hugely successful shift from ‘vertical’ to ‘lateral’ thinking.

Nick Arron: “While it’s by no means certain to be subject to change, the prospect of “[aim to permit” licensing principles] being abolished shouldn’t be dismissed”

Nick Arron Poppleston Allen gambling white paper
Nick Arron, a solicitor at Poppleston Allen, takes a look at the new gambling White Paper and how it might impact land-based operations, especially in terms “aim to permit”, an all-important principle now seemingly under threat.

Making productive use of time spent in lockdown is paying dividends for buoyant Blueprint

David Purvis productive use of lockdown time paying dividends for Blueprint
When the pandemic paralysed most of Britain’s business community the team at Blueprint led by MD David Purvis got busy reaching out to its customers, upgrading its cabinets, improving its menus and developing new games. Following the opening up of hospitality the company has hit the ground running and the future’s looking both bright and exciting.

MERKUR Slots host Milton Keynes North MP Ben Everitt in his constituency venue

Merkur Slots Milton Keynes MP visit
MERKUR UK has led the way in terms of explaining the AGC proposition of low stake low prize gaming entertainment to MPs - Bob Everitt, the Conservative member of parliament for Milton Keynes North is the latest.

A key problem with the current debate on gambling

Jon Bryan The Great Debate key problem gambling
The average anti-gambling campaigner’s view of the working class is a key problem with the current debate on gambling, according to Jon Bryan, treasurer of debating society The Great Debate.