The English premier league was about to vote on whether to ban gambling sponsorships. The quick and sudden exit of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is forcing them to change their plans.
The voluntary ban on gambling-related sponsorships will not be considered by the clubs until July 26. They were asked to provide their take on the ban by the administration.
Before the white paper on new gambling laws was released by the UK government, the league needed an answer. The course of the reform has been altered by the resignation of Johnson and Gambling Minister Chris Philp.
The white paper has been waiting for a long time. The UK was expected to produce a major reform last year. After finding more delays, that was pushed back to February. Philp stated a few days ago that it was coming this month, but most likely will not be the case.
The meeting may not lead to a decision on the same day. According to rumors, the white paper will support a voluntary, in lieu of forced, ban, but the EPL may hold off on making a decision until the document is released.
According to the current schedule, the UK Parliament will be on break on July 21. The gambling reforms will not arrive this month. The resignation of politicians and ministers can have an effect on schedules.
Half of the 20 teams in the premier league had gambling sponsors. attrition and public pushback have changed that number. When Stake.com was accepted as a sponsor byEverton, the topic took center stage again.
The voluntary ban must be supported by at least 14 teams in order for the league to accept it. The clubs will not be able to reopen it once the door closes.
There is no way the UK government can proceed with its gambling reforms. The UK Gambling Commission is still implementing new policies. It hopes a new direction will allow it to make smarter changes going forward, as it has already made several changes to how it operates.
The gaming regulators approach to rule violations is going to be streamlined. During a conference on Wednesday, Tim Miller, the executive director of the UKGC, said that the regulator will establish a new review system to improve operator accountability.
Miller said that the change was the result of failures on the part of operators in the UK market. They haven’t consistently identified vulnerable players or used safer gambling initiatives to increase responsible gambling procedures.
Stakeholder feedback is what the UKGC wants as a result of the initiative. They want to know how it has applied penalties and how it can improve the system. In order to drive compliance with the licensing objectives, it wants input on how it can better calculate fines and penalties uniformly.
Thescattergun approach will no longer be used to introduce stakeholder consultations. The UKGC will use consultation windows instead of introducing them in a haphazard manner. Each year, these windows will be open for two hours.