Six-point plan to be submitted by April 30

Bacta and Bingo Association collaborate on safer gambling recommendations

Miles Baron (CEO, Bingo Association) and John Bollom (President, BACTA).
Reading time 1:16 min

Bacta, the trade association for the amusement and gaming machine industry, along with the Bingo Association, is set to present a set of recommendations aimed at enhancing safer gambling practices.

Spearheaded by Bacta's Technical Standards Group, led by Alan Claypole of MERKUR UK, the initiative seeks to fortify existing regulations while ensuring the competitiveness of the sector and safeguarding consumer protection.

Following discussions with the Gambling Commission, Bacta and the Bingo Association will submit a six-point plan of outline proposals to update the existing regulations by April 30 as the precursor to a possible more fundamental review.

Commenting on the process and anticipated outcomes, Bacta National President John Bollom said: “I am delighted that the Gambling Commission has responded positively to our request to provide insight and input to the current regulations covering technical standards.

“In partnership with the Bingo Association we are drawing up a concise six-point plan to update those areas where we believe that changes could be explored whilst always upholding our unswerving commitment to safer gambling.

“The focus of the Technical Standards Group led by Alan Claypole is to supply the Commission with a set of proposals which are realistic, pragmatic and deliverable all set against a robust commitment to deliver a safe gambling entertainment experience for players.

“I am delighted that the industry has been given the opportunity to present our thoughts which I believe represents a solid acknowledgement of our reputation as a source of technical insight and expertise.

Addressing technical standards will enable the industry to continue to engage responsibly with consumers in what is an increasingly competitive and blended land-based/ online environment.” 

Bingo Association CEO Miles Baron said: “It makes sense for the Bingo Association to be working closely with Bacta in the area of Gaming Machine Technical Standards where we have much in common, and we are grateful to Alan for his work to date on this proposal.”

Leave your comment
Subscribe to our newsletter
Enter your email to receive the latest news
By entering your email address, you agree to Yogonet's Condiciones de uso and Privacy Policies. You understand Yogonet may use your address to send updates and marketing emails. Use the Unsubscribe link in those emails to opt out at any time.