Gambling Law

Chris Philp Appointed as UK Gambling Minister

Chrish Philip will replace John Whitingdale who was removed from the Minister post last week.

Chris Philp Appointed as UK Gambling Minister
Chris Philp Appointed as UK Gambling Minister

It has been announced that Chris Philp will now be the UK’s Gambling Minister following the recent Cabinet reshuffle.

Chrish Philip will replace John Whitingdale who was removed from the Minister post last week.

Michael Dugher, chief executive of the Betting and Gaming Council, spoke of the the work the gambling industry does and the progress it has made as he prepared to work alongside Philp.

“On behalf of the 119,000 people whose jobs are supported by BGC members, I welcome Chris Philp as the new minister responsible for gambling,” he said. 

“He comes to the brief with an excellent reputation as a talented and extremely capable minister

“We have made excellent progress working towards the Gambling Review white paper and we are sure that the Government will not wish to lose momentum.

“BGC members generate £4.5bn in taxes to help pay for our public services and contribute £7.7bn for the economy in gross value added, so it’s vitally important that the Government continues with the evidence-led approach it has taken to the Review until now.

“I look forward to working with Chris in the months ahead as the BGC continues to drive big changes and higher standards on safer gambling, ensuring we get the balance right between protecting the vulnerable while ensuring that the millions who enjoy a flutter safely and responsibly have the freedom to do so.”

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