Retail

UKGC reports drop in underage gambling but maintains its concerns

Publishing the results of its 2019 Young People & Gambling survey, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has found a decline in participation of gambling activities among 11 -16-year-olds in Great Britain.  The research, carried out by Ipsos MORI, looks at forms of gambling and gambling style games that young people legally take part in along with gambling on age restricted …

Read More »

Double zero roulette delivers income gains for Chisholm

Chisholm

The introduction of double zero roulette has made a “small but definite improvement to gaming machine income” at Chisholm Bookmakers. Three weeks ago, the game was introduced on a trial basis by Howard Chisholm, the bookmaker’s managing director, to offset the huge loss of income as a result of the government reducing max stakes on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) …

Read More »

Barcelona City Council gets tough on gambling venues

Barcelona’s City Council has ruled that it will not permit the opening of any new gambling establishments, arcade, bingo hall or casino, as communicated in a statement sent to Catalunya’s municipal government. Barcelona’s executive states that it will trial its mandate for a period of one year in support of the city’s health networks dealing with addiction, and further underling …

Read More »

Tabcorp boosts TAB broadcast capacity with NBA TV deal

Australian ASX gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has announced a major coup for its TAB sportsbook subsidiary, which has become the official Australia broadcast and betting operator for the NBA. Securing a multi-year agreement, TAB is set to broadcast ‘NBA TV’ across its digital platforms and 4,400 retail venues. Confirming the partnership Scott Levy, Executive VP of NBA Asia, said: “Tabcorp’s extensive …

Read More »

Gambling regulators body IAGR appoints Paul Newson as new President

The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR), the body which represents global regulatory stakeholders and actors advancing fair and balanced gambling legislation, has confirmed the appointment of Paul Newson as new President. IAGR confirms the appointment of Newson as its new leader, following the conclusion of its annual conference held in Jamaica from 30 September to 3 October, which attracted …

Read More »

BetVictor extends Cheltenham Gold Cup sponsorship

Online gambling operator BetVictor will renew its sponsorship of Cheltenham Racecourse’s Gold Cup for a further three years, with the deal expected to run until 2021.   The race, which will be named The BetVictor Gold Cup, takes place during the three-day long November Meeting at Cheltenham racecourse and sees runners compete for prize money worth £160,000.  Matt Scarrott, Director of …

Read More »

RCA backs Responsible Gambling Week 2019

The Racecourse Association (RCA) has committed to supporting this year’s Responsible Gambling Week, which is due to take place from 7-13 November.  The RCA’s support of the industry-wide campaign will focus on promoting responsible gambling messages across LED screens on racedays, and publishing information on #RGWeek19 on the course website and across social channels throughout the week.  Paul Swain, the …

Read More »

German DAW wants 2021 reforms to deliver harmony on Slot Machine governance

Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft (DAW), Germany’s ‘umbrella association’ for gaming machine manufacturers and suppliers has published a set of key criteria which it believes must be addressed by inbound ‘2021 State Treaty on Gambling’ laws reforming the nation’s federal gambling frameworks. Representing gaming machine stakeholders, DAW urges Bundestag deputies to develop a coherent and purely quality-orientated regulatory agenda, which strengthens the position …

Read More »

Towcester greyhounds saved by Kevin Boothby

Henlow greyhound racing promoter Kevin Boothby has signed a 10-year lease deal to take over Towcester dog track and expects to re-open for greyhound racing in March 2020, according to a report by the Greyhound Star. It is the second piece of good news for the beleagured sport in a week after news that the Arena Racing Company (ARC) had acquired …

Read More »

Camelot ends sale of £10 scratchcards

National Lottery operator Camelot Group confirmed to UK media this weekend that it has sanctioned terminating all sales of £10 scratchcards, citing ‘player protection considerations’. Camelot has informed its UK retail partners to withdraw all £10 scratchcards from their displays, with the lottery operator allowing a 180-day window for players to claim prizes. Citing guidance issued by the UK Gambling Commission …

Read More »