New Culture Secretary urged not to dismiss UK gaming industry

The Gambling Business Group (GBG) the strategic body whose members account for some 70% of gross gaming yield, has reacted to the recent appointment of Karen Bradley as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with a letter from GBG CEO Peter Hannibal welcoming her to the post, and the offer of a fact-finding tour of UK gambling in its many forms. The MP for Staffordshire Moorlands has been appointed to new Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet and replaces John Whittingdale. Welcoming Karen Bradley to her new role, Peter Hannibal said: “Clearly the Minister has a very busy portfolio of high profile issues to deal with, not least the debate concerning the BBC’s royal charter. However, the GBG believes that it is vital that gaming is not pushed down the agenda. We have our own extremely important issues, not least the saga of the Triennial, which continues to drag on. I’m pleased to note that Tracy Crouch appears to be staying in place, which is positive news. Whilst Karen Bradley may not be well known to many in the industry, she is well known to Theresa May having worked as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Home Office with the PM.” The objectives for the Gambling Business Group 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 companies and people working in the industry. For more information on the Gambling Business Group contact:


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