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Boyle named to Head U.K. Gambling Commission

Boyle named to Head U.K. Gambling Commission

Looks like Marcus Boyle will become the new chairman of the U.K. Gambling Commission, replacing Bill Moyes. If so, the move by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport might be a good one for the betting industry.

An official announcement regarding the appointment was expected to be made by late September.

Critics allege the commission has not done a good enough job dealing with problem gambling. Other candidates represented organizations which publicized potential harms. But Boyle, 55, is considered a more neutral selection for an agency integral to the government review of the Gambling Act, according to the Racing Post.

Boyle is a former board member at accountancy firm Deloitte, chairman of the British American Drama Academy, and a trustee of the Serpentine Gallery.

It is understood that Boyle’s previous role as chief strategy officer at Deloitte helped his application for the role.