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BGC praises UK gambling industry as problem gambling drops
The Betting and Gaming Council has posted its summary of the recently published problem gambling figures in the UK, stating that the industry is aiming for even better results.
The United Kingdom’s Gambling Commission has recently published 2022’s problem gambling statistics, with the main figure being a sizable drop from 0.3% to 0.2%. This remains one of the lowest rates around the world, which is a testament to the immense efforts made by the country’s gambling firms to keep players safe.
Furthermore, the BGC also highlighted the overall impact of the industry in the United Kingdom in its report, with an estimated contribution of over 4 billion pounds in taxes every year and over 100 thousand jobs.
“The Gambling Commission’s latest figures perfectly show the industry’s commitment to delivering safe experiences to British players. They also further prove that gambling is not inherently harmful, as nearly half of all adults in the country gamble in some form every month. The BGC, and the industry at large, welcome any regulations that aim to protect the minority of players who have problems, however, these changes should not affect other users.”
stated the Chief Executive Officer of the BGC, Michael Dugher.
Lastly, the company mentioned in its summary that they are eagerly awaiting the upcoming gambling reforms to be published, hoping that the changes will not drive players to unregulated websites, as it is estimated that since 2019 the UK’s gambling black market has doubled in size.