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Tony Adams identifies gambling as biggest cause of concern for new gen footballers

Former Arsenal Captain and Sporting Chance founder Tony Adams has identified problem gambling as the biggest addiction concern for the current and next generations of football players. Speaking on Bryony Gordon’s Mad World podcast for the The Telegraph, the ex-player outlined his view that gambling poses a bigger addiction threat to football players than drugs and alcohol. Based on his …

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Betway grants derby assets to BGC for highest exposure of ‘Take Time to Think’

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) aims for the highest Premier League exposure of its new ‘Take Time to Think’ campaign, promoting safer gambling tools and responsible conduct.    This Sunday, the campaign has been granted Betway’s entire London Stadium sponsorship assets as Premier League partner West Ham United plays its fierce London derby against Tottenham Hotspur. UK gambling’s new headline …

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GBGB recruits Philip Law as greyhound racing’s new regulatory lead 

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) – the governing and welfare body of UK greyhound racing has restructured the duties of its executive leadership team.  The announcement follows the appointment of Philip Law as GBGB’s new Director of Regulation, taking leadership of British greyhound racing’s regulatory and compliance disciplines. The appointment will see Mark Bird who has formally served …

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UKGC: BAME gamblers more at risk of harm but community research remains limited 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published further insights on the gambling behaviours of ‘BAME – black and minority ethnic’ communities. BAME analysis was gathered from a 2020 survey of 4,000 adults (aged +16), that included 473 interviews with BAME respondents. On gambling participation BAME respondents revealed that they were significantly less likely to gamble – as the survey reported …

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Camelot receives cross-party MP criticism for app-based game shift

A group of MPs, from both the Conservative Party and the Labour Party, have criticised National Lottery operator Camelot for shifting towards app-based games rather than traditional paper-slip draws. According to The Guardian, the parliamentarians have argued that app-based games such as instant win titles pose a higher risk of problem gambling to customers, whilst simultaneously reducing the amount of …

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Ladbrokes Amplify backs British talent returning to live shows  

Ladbrokes has launched the live shows of its ‘Amplify’ campaign, bringing live music experiences to football audiences across the UK.  Amplify sees Ladbrokes continue its work with #WeMakeEvents, helping UK live music and entertainment venues return to business following more than a year under lockdown orders.   The first Ladbrokes Amplify show will see Liverpool indie rising stars Red Rum Club …

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Flutter opens £15m ‘landmark development’ tech centre in Leeds

Flutter Entertainment has opened its tech centre at 4 Wellington Place in Leeds city centre, with plans for the new ‘landmark development’ to act as a ‘centre of innovation’ in key areas. First announced in January of this year, focus areas of the £15 million development will include product development, software engineering, research and insights, whilst it will also employ …

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David Knott becomes National Lottery Community Fund CEO in permanent role

David Knott has been appointed as the new CEO of the UK National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF), after serving in the role in an interim capacity for four months. In his first role as NLCF CEO, Knott has commissioned the ‘Putting Communities First’ report, outlining the fund agenda to support local communities over the next 12 months as the organisation …

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DraftKings remains confident in potential buyout after Entain extension

DraftKings has maintained confidence in a potential £20 billion buyout of Entain, after the latter extended its ‘Put Up or Shut Up’ deadline yesterday, requesting clarification on a number of issues relating to the transaction. The FTSE100 gambling group has pushed the deadline forward to 16 November 2021, requiring the US sports betting and fantasy sports operator to make a …

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