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.