The Gambling Business Group (GBG) is a group of like-minded organisations and individuals with an interest in the prosperity of the UK Gambling Industry, having the common goal of improving the business environment for all and protecting member organisations from unnecessary or undue external influence on the positive health of their business. Whilst doing this, we will always promote safe, enjoyable and entertaining gambling across multiple sectors.

Critical to achieving this goal are the positive reputations of key stakeholder groups including the Gambling Regulator, the Government, Licensed Gambling Operators and of course the Industry’s important supply and support networks. The GBG and its Members all have a key role to play in the pursuit of this goal.

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The GBG has at its heart a set of core values that guide and steer the organisation in its work;

  • The GBG actively supports and promotes responsible gambling and the protection of the vulnerable.
  • The GBG will endeavour not to duplicate or replicate the activities of the traditional trade associations, but will champion causes and address issues and challenges that reach across each of the Gambling Sub-sectors.
  • The Gambling Business Group prides itself on maintaining constructive and free flowing relationships on all levels both with the Gambling Commission and also with key individuals in government, particularly in the DCMS.
  • The GBG will never negatively campaign against any segment or product in the gambling or hospitality sectors in Great Britain.
  • The GBG are environmentally aware at all times and in all its pursuits and will continue to limit its environmental impact.
  • The GBG is all-inclusive. No individual , sector or business will be purposely excluded from engaging in what the GBG does or sets out to achieve.
  • The long term future and prosperity of the GBG Member Organisations and their employees remains as the purpose of the existence of the Gambling Business Group.
  • The focus of the GBG’s efforts will always be determined by its membership. They may change over time but will include matters such as government policy on gambling, gambling regulation and legislation, industry reputation and social responsibilities, jobs and taxation.

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Support the objectives for the GBG are purposely concentrated on improving the business environment for its members, which includes engaging with government thinking, helping to shape the political agenda and protecting the long term future of the companies and people working within the Industry. Key areas to focus efforts for improvement are;

  • The development and evolution of a better and more effective Gambling Regulator to preside over gambling in Great Britain and help to improve the overall reputation and public perception for everyone.
  • Securing a more relevant and evidence based Gambling Act and supporting regulations through liaising and working with Ministers and Government in all relevant departments.
  • Continuous scrutiny of ways to improve and meet the social responsibility obligations that the gambling industry has to deliver in order to better protect the vulnerable.
  • Embrace the opportunities presented by advancements in technology to deliver the GBGs key objectives and to confront the Industry’s challenges.

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The Gambling Business Group (GBG) is a representation of gambling organisation members from all sectors of the UK Gambling Industry.