Fitzdares is the newest member of the betting and gaming council

Fitzdares is the newest member of the betting and gaming council

Summary:

Fitzdares, which has operated since 1882, has joined the British Gambling Commission as a new member. William Woodhams, CEO of Fitzdares, said that the BGC gives them the chance to be at the table where the key decisions are being made in UK gaming. Fitzdares opened its second location in the Cotswolds earlier this year, with an 18-hole golf course.

Fitzdares will now work with the BGC and its network of members to influence decision-making in the UK industry.

The bookmaker allowed customers to place bets via its official app, website, live chat, SMS, email and telephone, while in 2020 it also opened its first ‘Fitzdares Club’ in Mayfair, a venue for members to watch live sport.

Fitzdares opened its second location in the Cotswolds earlier this year, with an 18-hole golf course.

William Woodhams said that Fitzdares wanted their voice heard as a medium-sized independent and boutique business. The BGC gives us the chance to be at the table with the key decisions being made in UK gaming.

Fitzdares was one of the first operators to be granted a licence in the Ontario regulated market.

Confirmation of Fitzdares as a new member comes after the BGC called on Great Britain’s next prime minister to tackle rising energy prices that could have a potentially “catastrophic” impact on the land-based gambling sector.

The price cap on bills is expected to rise again in the autumn and again in January next year, with businesses facing an average price increase of approximately 300% on existing rates, as energy prices in Britain have rocketed recently.

BGC warned that the price hikes could harm land-based gambling operations across Britain and lead to job losses.