The Association of British Bookmakers and the Remote Gambling Association have joined forces to unify opinions on the gambling sector.
UK.- The Association of British Bookmakers and the Remote Gambling Association have joined forces. They have combined into the Betting and Gaming Council, which will give a united voice to the UK gambling sector.
The group will formally launch later this year, in autumn, and will allow UK licensees to apply for membership.
Brigid Simmonds will step down from her CEO position at the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) to chair the Council. She will leave her current position on October 11.
“The gambling industry is a hugely significant contributor to the leisure industry and the economy,” Simmonds said. “There are, however, critical issues facing the sector and that is why I will ensure creating a safe gambling environment is a top priority.”
Simon Emeny, BBPA Chairman, said: “During her tenure, Brigid has led numerous successful campaigns to reduce beer duty and improve access for pubs to business rates relief.
“She is powerful in her argument and a rapier-sharp in negotiating with politicians. I know I speak on behalf of all the BBPA members when I say that the BBPA’s loss is most definitely the gambling industry’s gain.”