BGC highlights its commitment to providing better safer gambling standards
The Betting and Gaming Council has promised that it will keep on enhancing the standards of safe gambling after the UKGC’s recent publication unveiled that there was a huge issue with problem gambling in the UK.
The UKGC’s report further mentioned that the statistics of the rate of problem gambling in the country showed a drop from 0.6% to 0.3% throughout 2020. Aside from that, the amount of gamblers that were revealed to be at ‘moderate risk’ dropped from 1.2% and 0.9%.
In a response to the recent news, the BGC further highlighted that this drop in the rates really proved how all of its “work over the past 12 months on promoting safer gambling is having an impact.” But, even though these results were positive, the UK Gambling Commission was still not happy with them, as it mentioned that these figures weren’t “statistically significant.”
The BGC reiterated that it was dedicated to providing a safer gambling scene. Wes Himes, Executive Director for Standards and Innovation at BGC, said:
Since being established in 2019, we have worked tirelessly to drive up standards in the regulated betting and gaming industry and promote safer gambling. Our initiatives have included encouraging deposit limits, investing more in research, education and treatment, and introducing tough new rules on VIP schemes and game design. One problem gambler is one too many, however, and we are determined to keep up the momentum in the months ahead. For example, we’re looking at how we extend filtering for online ads and are working with online platforms on opt-outs for betting advertising. We look forward to engaging with the government’s gambling review to ensure a safer gambling environment for our millions of customers.