According to the Sunday Times, Marcus Boyle is now the new Chairman of the Gambling Commission. The 55-year-old will take over Bill Moyes, whose term as Chairman of the gambling watchdog expires this year.
Boyle has been chosen by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport as a “more neutral appointment” to the Commission.
The regulator has also recently come under criticism for its failure to address problem gambling. It is currently contributing to the ongoing Government review of the Gambling Act.
Also, according to the Racing Post, “other candidates included some from organizations that highlight potential harms associated with the industry.”