Tag Archives: Ronnie Cowan MP

Whittingdale backs DCMS’ evidence-led approach against APPG criticism

John Whittingdale MP, the DCMS Minister overseeing the 2005 Gambling Act review, has responded to a letter from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Gambling Related Harm (GRH APPG) calling on the government to ‘act in an informed way’ on gambling advertising. Sent on 5 July, the letter concerned a parliamentary discussion held on 25 May, during which Whittingdale responded to …

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Big Step extends call for gambling ad ban to England semi-final

The Big Step campaign has written to ITV bosses ahead of the UEFA 2020 European Championship semi-final clash between England and Denmark, calling for no gambling advertising to be shown. Citing the fact that it is estimated that over 20 million people across the UK watch the England national team, including many children, the campaign – an initiative of the …

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Michael Dugher: No evidence to support gambling advertising ban

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has voiced his criticisms of calls for a ban on gambling advertising during the upcoming UEFA 2020 European Championship, stating that campaigners’ demands are ‘not backed up by the evidence’. Writing in parliamentary magazine The House, Dugher referenced ITV’s recent decision to ‘significantly reduce’ the number of gambling-related advertisements …

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Big Step campaign calls for Euro 2020 gambling ad suspension

A group of 60 gambling law reform advocates have joined the Big Step campaign in calling for a suspension of gambling advertising during this summer’s UEFA European Football Championship. An initiative of the Gambling with Lives charity, the Big Step has detailed its suggestions in a letter to several broadcasters and media outlets covering television, radio and online verticals, including …

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Cross-party MPs call for gambling overhaul in new report

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Gambling Related Harm (GRH APPG) has called for a blanket ban on gambling advertisements as well as an overhaul of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) as part of its final report into online gambling harms. Following a year-long inquiry, the 50-strong group of MPs – which has emphasised it is ‘not anti-gambling or prohibitionist’ …

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Cross-party MPs call for £2 stake limit on online slots

In a bid to mitigate the risks associated with online gambling, the Gambling Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) has requested that a £2 limit is introduced on all online slot machine games. The request follows on from a six-month review into the impacts of problem gambling, with the group underlining that further action from the Government and the …

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