Responding to the news that Chris Philp MP has been appointed minister responsible for gambling, Betting and Gaming Council chief executive Michael Dugher said:
“On behalf of the 119,000 people whose jobs are supported by BGC members, I welcome Chris Philp as the new minister responsible for gambling. He comes to the brief with an excellent reputation as a talented and extremely capable minister.
“We have made excellent progress working towards the Gambling Review white paper and we are sure that the Government will not wish to lose momentum
“BGC members generate £4.5bn in taxes to help pay for our public services and contribute £7.7bn to the economy in gross value added, so it’s vitally important that the Government continues with the evidence-led approach it has taken to the Review until now.
“We have also pledged our support for the Government’s Plan For Jobs, with our members announcing that they will create 5,000 apprenticeships by 2025.
“I look forward to working with Chris in the months ahead as the BGC continues to drive big changes and higher standards on safer gambling, ensuring we get the balance right between protecting the vulnerable while ensuring that the millions who enjoy a flutter safely and responsibly have the freedom to do so.”