Betting and Gaming Council Welcomes New Secretary of State, and Urges Gambling White Paper Publication “Without Delay”

February 14, 2023 | Gambling

LONDON, U.K. (February 9, 2023) — Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council has congratulated Lucy Frazer MP on becoming the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and urged her to publish the Gambling White Paper without delay.

BGC chief executive Michael Dugher welcomed her appointment to Cabinet on behalf of the 110,000 people whose jobs rely on the regulated betting and gaming industry.

As part of the reshuffle, Julia Lopez MP and Stuart Andrew MP remain as ministers in the department.

Michael Dugher urged the new Secretary of State, and her Ministerial team, to continue the Department’s positive engagement with the regulated betting and gaming sector and finalise the Gambling White Paper, which he said should be published, “as soon as possible”.

Michael Dugher said: “On behalf of the 110,000 people whose jobs rely on our members – we would like to warmly welcome Lucy on her new appointment. I know she is someone who is liked and respected across Parliament, and her appointment comes at a critical time for our industry. From high streets to hospitality, from tourism to tech, our members generate £4.2bn in taxes for the Treasury and contribute £7.1bn to the economy in gross value added.

SOURCE: Betting and Gaming Council.

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