The Betting and Gaming Council got the opportunity to speak with MPs from all three major UK parties at their respective party conferences.
The BGC hosted DCMS minister responsible for gambling, Stuart Andrew MP at Metropolitan Gaming’s Manchester235 Casino during the Conservative party conference.
It also welcomed newly appointed shadow minister for gambling, Stephanie Peacock MP and Rank’s Grosvenor Casino in Liverpool during the Labour party conference.
BGC also attended a series of roundtables on support for SMEs during the Liberal Democrat party conference.
BGC CEO Michael Dugher, said: “It was fantastic to host Stuart Andrew MP and Stephanie Peacock MP during conference season, where we were able to once again showcase the terrific contribution our members are making across the nation.
“There is a danger that the voice of people who work in the industry, as well as the millions of ordinary punters, can get lost. So it was great to see ministers, shadow ministers and other parliamentarians engaging with the BGC at the party conferences ahead of a general election in the next year.
“The debate around betting and gaming is often noisy, ill-informed and misleading. So it is vital the BGC and our members engage with MPs so they can see for themselves what our operators offer and the lengths they go to ensuring betting continues to be a safe and entertaining hobby for the many millions who enjoy it responsibly.”