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UK – High street gaming finds its voice with powerful new strategic representation

UK high street gaming has a powerful new voice following the reconstitution of the Gambling Business Group (GBG) and the creation of an influential Board. The GBG Board reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of UK gaming made-up of C-Level figures from leading gaming brands including MERKUR UK, Scientific Games, Novomatic, Inspired Entertainment, OKTO, Game Nation,…

UK – Gauselmann UK executive Steve Sharp appointed GBG Chairman

The Gambling Business Group has announced experienced industry senior executive Steve Sharp as its new Chair. In what is a distinguished 40-year single industry career, Steve Sharp has gained an unrivalled breadth of experience representing high profile organisations including Global Draw/SG, Inspired Gaming Group, Stanleybet Group and Leisure Link. He is currently working with Gauselmann…

UK – Gambling Business Group CEO fears proposed affordability checks will undo safer gambling work

Peter Hannibal, chief executive of the cross-sector Gambling Business Group, has warned that the introduction of affordability checks proposed by the UK Gambling Commission will jeopardise the current low incidence of problem gambling and in the process undo much of the positive work that’s been achieved by the industry in partnership with its regulator and…

UK – OKTO and GBG showcase software-based solution targeting British retail

OKTO is introducing a software-based solution tailored to Britain’s retail gaming sector alongside Gambling Business Group (GBG). The partnership has seen OKTO leverage GBG’s new Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) protocol to provide operators with a cashless system that allows players to use, move and collect their funds instantly – whether it’s on a gaming machine,…

UK – Gambling Business Group deliver powerful industry insight to UK government department

Peter Hannibal, Chief Executive of the influential cross industry strategic body the Gambling Business Group (GBG), has thanked members for providing an ‘ultra professional’ shop window on the industry when they helped host the gambling policy team from the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) at the recent ICE London exhibition. Five of…

UK – Gambling Business Group urges preparation for ‘inevitable’ overhaul of gambling laws

Peter Hannibal, CEO of the strategic cross sector Gambling Business Group (GBG), is urging the industry to start preparing for what he believes is an ‘inevitable’ overhaul of gambling legislation and for the low stake retail sector in particular to ensure that it does not become a secondary consideration in the political discourse. Mr. Hannibal’s…

UK – Gambling Business Group introduces anti machine fraud initiative and warns against GDPR breaches

Cross-sector strategic body, the Gambling Business Group (GBG) is trialling a powerful new initiative which enables organisations to share information on the pattern of emerging machine frauds while remaining within the terms of April 2018’s GDPR regulations. The system, which has been developed in conjunction with the security team at Gamestec, is being launched initially…

UK – Gambling Business Group develop cashless payment solution

The Gambling Business Group (GBG) in partnership with Agile Gaming, has completed the development of a cashless payment system designed for the UK AGC and Bingo sectors. With the use of debit card payments in gaming currently prohibited by a Statutory Instrument introduced as part of the 2005 Gambling Act, the GBG has produced a…

UK – Gambling Business Group happy to comply with FOI request

Strategic body, the Gambling Business Group (GBG), whose members account for the majority of Gross Gaming Yield in the UK, is complying with a Freedom Of Information request which has been forwarded by HM Treasury. The request relates to the GBG’s response to the 4th Anti Money Laundering Directive consultation which it submitted in September…