(PRESS RELEASE) -- Bally's Corporation announced today that its U.K. operations welcome the U.K. Government's publication of The Gambling Act Review White Paper. The publication comes after four years of consultation between industry stakeholders and the UK Government, and should now bring much-needed clarity to the industry.
With the publication completed, the Government must now work with market participants to implement proposals in a way that is proportionate and evidence-based. Recognizing that millions of consumers enjoy gambling as part of their leisure experiences, it will be critical for the Government to ensure that the industry continues to make great strides in developing social responsibility measures that create a safe environment and protect players.
Bally's intends to be actively involved in forthcoming consultations with the U.K. Government where it will be prepared to submit evidence in support of the Betting and Gaming Council's representation of the industry.
"After four years of ongoing consultation, we are pleased that the U.K. Government has released its white paper review of the 2005 Gambling Act, which we hope will now bring clarity for U.K. gambling operators,” said Robeson Reeves, Chief Executive Officer of Bally's Corporation. “Bally's has voluntarily implemented a significant number of the improvements identified in the White Paper. We will continue to work constructively with both the Government and Gambling Commission to find an effective solution that ensures the reforms are appropriate and guarantee a safe and sustainable future for the industry."