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‘Enough is Enough’ petition launched by ABB

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has launched its petition to protect UK high-street bookmakers against the recent public and government backlash, which it believes has had a negative impact on the industry’s business operations. The petition named ‘Enough is Enough’ launched over the Easter holiday weekend and will be visible throughout UK retail betting shops. UK bookmakers will be …

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Macleod Miller Resigns from BACTA

BACTA, the largest trade association for the gaming industry has announced the resignation of Chief Executive – Leslie Macleod Miller. Macleod Miller has resigned from the association after a 10 year tenure, he will relinquish his position from the 1st May 2014. BACTA released a statement on the resignation of Macleod Miller which commented “After 10 years I am ready …

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Proposals to educate about gambling in Irish schools

A report in Monday’s Irish Independent suggests that over 100,000 Irishmen and women have a gambling problem, with those in the under-25 age category significantly more at risk. The article quotes Paul Mullins from Aiséirí, a group that provides community and residential services to help young people, adults and families overcome and recover from addiction. Mullins works as an addiction …

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Coral Connect demonstrates Playtech’s multi-channel solution

Playtech, the international designer, developer and licensor of software for the online, mobile, TV and land-based gaming industry, has announced the successful launch of its ground-breaking “multi-channel” solution – which was heavily previewed at this year’s ICE Totally Gaming show. Multi-channel is already fully operational across the entire Coral betting shop estate in the UK, 1,800 shops. The “Coral Connect” …

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UKGC to host workshops on illegal gaming machines

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is set to plan a series of training workshops in order to help local councils identify illegal gaming machines in their constituencies. The UKGC is set to provide training in partnership under its Local Authority Liaison Unit (LALU) The training courses in identifying illegal machines will be set in gaming premises such retail  bookmakers and …

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Phumelela Gaming taken to South African court over unfair pricing

Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd South Africa’s biggest racetrack owners, have been taken to court over unfair increases in racetrack fees operations and track broadcasting. South African news sources report that 37 regional bookmakers, mostly operating from the Gauteng province, have filed against the Johannesburg racetrack operator. Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd increased the price to purchase live broadcasts of …

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Fred Done selects Injured Jockey Fund as the Betfred Charity of the Year

Fred Done owner of UK sports betting and gambling operator Betfred has plans to raise £2.2 million for the Injured Jockey Fund (IJF). The money raised from Betfred donations will be used for the creation of Jack Berry House, an injury centre in Malton North Yorkshire which will focus on the rehabilitation of injured jockeys. The injury centre is currently …

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Study refutes claims that bookies prey on the poor

A new independent report has undermined allegations that high street bookmakers target deprived areas and vulnerable people. It comes as Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to announce measures to curb gaming machines, reacting to concerns about the social cost of the machines. The report, carried out by the Local Data Company, reveals that just 17% of Britain’s betting shops are …

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SG Gaming boosts Cat C jackpots

Following the triennial jackpot increase to £100 on Category C machines, SG Gaming, a division of Scientific Games Corporation, has announced upgrades to some of its best performing games to offer the additional £30 jackpot. The new regulations, which came into effect on 15 January, have increased the maximum jackpot from £70 to £100 on Category C machines. It is …

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talkSPORT boss to speak at Betting on Football Conference

talkSPORT managing director Calum Macaulay has been announced as one of the keynote speakers at next month’s Betting on Football Conference, which is being held at Stamford Bridge on 8 May. With expensive television advertising around football saturated by gambling operators, Macaulay will be speaking on the effectiveness of branding around radio in a session entitled: ‘Outside the box – …

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