BGC highlights ‘determination’ to keep raising safer gambling standards

BGC highlights ‘determination’ to keep raising safer gambling standards

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  • Jessie Sale, SBC News
March 9, 2023 6:33 PM

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has revealed that according to new figures, the number of people using safer gambling tools has ‘rocketed’.

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Lauding Safer Gambling Week, an analysis of last year’s campaign in October revealed that around 200,000 accounts set deposit limits during the month.

This is an increase of 12.5% compared to the same month the previous year. Meanwhile, 61% of players setting deposit limits did so for the first time.

Notably, the number of players actively using reality checks, (on-screen alerts tracking how long customers are playing), rose by 300%.

BGC Chief Executive, Michael Dugher, said: “These new figures show Safer Gambling Week has made a huge impact and continues to be an increasingly vital platform to successfully encourage the use of safer gambling tools in the regulated industry.