BGC takes over The Senet Group’s duties and responsibilities


first_img BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 Submit ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 UK gambling standards association The Senet Group has this afternoon confirmed that it will transfer its responsibilities outright to the newly formed Betting and Gaming Council (BGC).Established in 2014, the Senet Group was initially formed by the UK’s legacy ‘Big 4’ high-street bookmakers’ Ladbrokes, Coral, William Hill and Betfred in a move to streamline industry responsibility standards.Significant achievements saw the Senet Group launch its ‘Multi-Operator Self-Exclusion Scheme‘ (MOSES) programme back in 2015.Furthermore, the Senet Group would develop the betting industry’s first combined safer gambling nationwide campaign ‘When the Fun Stops Stop’ – a marketing initiative still maintained by industry incumbents.Confirming the transfer of responsibilities to the BGC, Senet Chairman Gillian Wilmot said: “The collaborative ethos at the heart of the new Betting and Gaming Council now offers the opportunity to combine resources to deliver safer gambling initiatives at scale.“It is vital that the industry is at the core of solutions to protect its customers. Senet’s role in bringing the industry together and leading initiatives to protect its customers and secure its own sustainable future has added significant value.”During 2019, the Senet Group participated in cross-industry collaborations, developing a new package of measures to reform industry standards in relation to growing concerns reducing gambling harms and protecting vulnerable consumers.The Senet Group would be a key stakeholder in developing betting’s new ‘Safer Gambling Commitment’ – which saw UK operators voluntarily adopt ‘whistle to whistle’ ban on advertising during live sport.Further ‘directives saw UK betting commit to increased funding for research, education and treatment, combined with improved operating standards on compliance and KYC.Brigid Simmonds, Chairman of the BGC, said: “The cross-industry collaborative approach pioneered by Senet became a blueprint which made the creation of the new Betting and Gaming Council possible. I would like to thank the Senet board, headed by Gillian Wilmot, and the team led by Sarah Hanratty for their hard work, dedication and the legacy they leave through the Safer Gambling Commitments, which provide a roadmap for raising standards across our industry. We look forward to building on that work.”Following the transfer of Senet’s responsibilities to the BGC, self-exclusion programme MOSES will continue to operate as an independent organisation. Share UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more

Preview: Kotoko and Chelsea in ‘title decider’


first_imgIt has been evident for some time that there would be something serious at stake on Sunday as the Glo Premier League reaches the final day with the title destination still undecided.The title charge is dominating the last day of matches as the Ghana league rounds up a long and busy league competition.The final day matches will wrap up a total of 480 matches involving 16 sides with three going on relegation and the title probably heading to Kumasi or Berekum when the curtain is drawn for the 2012-13 season.Asante Kotoko and Berekum Chelsea are involved in the title run-in as both teams remain level on points and are perched at the top of the table.Either side is aware that the last day would decide their seasons as expectation for the title swirls across the country.If either manages to win, then the chase for the title will be prolonged as a play-off rule will be invoked – both teams will play a one-off match – to decide where the trophy heads to. Kotoko will arrive at the Tema Stadium in a buoyant but cautious mood in their meeting against Amidaus Professionals. The Porcupine Warriors are aware what is at stake likewise their opponents, Amidaus, who could play a crucial role in denying Kotoko the title.Whiles Kotoko battle it out in Tema, Chelsea will be up against another tough opposition, Heart of Lions in Kpando.Lions are mired in the relegation battle on the final day and will need a win over title chasers, Chelsea to guarantee safety.Whichever side slips means that the title could be heading the opposite way.Though the focus is on the top-of-the-table meetings, the push for top-four places and the struggle to avoid the drop means there will be drama at all centres. Tema Youth, involved the battle to beat the drop will be looking for a crucial win at the Accra Sports Stadium where they play Hearts of Oak, who are chasing a top-four finish.Berekum Arsenal, sitting second from bottom but with an equal chance of avoiding the drop if they win and Tema Youth and Heart of Lions both lose will turn up at the Essipong Stadium as they serve a home ban to take on Dwarfs, another top-four contender.The Tamale Stadium will serve as the home ground of Aduana Stars, who will complete their two-match home ban after Sunday when they play Wa All Stars.Medeama after blowing the chance to be part of the title chase will try to aim for second place when they complete the season with a home game against New Edubiase at the T&A Park.At the Baba Yara Stadium, King Faisal will host Liberty Professionals. Already relegated, Real Tamale United, who are winless and only this week were ducked three points from their point accumulation to leave them with only 2 points after fielding an unqualified player in a league game will travel to the Len Clay Stadium to play AshantiGold.It promises to a be spectacular finish in yet another competitive season of Premier League football.last_img read more