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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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Pentasia announce new offices for London HQ & Dublin!

International Gaming Recruitment firm – Pentasia has Announce the opening of new offices in both London and Dublin. While the company has had offices in both locations for some time now, the relocation of both teams to expanded premises is another sign of the business’s continuing growth. Pentasia’s lead consultant in Ireland, Anthony Hennessy, is pleased with the move and …

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Mybet wins German court ruling on lottery sales provisions

The Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf has ordered lottery operator Westdeutsche Lotterie (WestLotto) to pay Mybet Holdings damages of €11.5 million plus interest, as Mybet Holdings won its court hearing regarding its prevention to sell lottery goods in German supermarket chains and petrol stations. WestLotto a government licensed independent lottery supplier, had order an injunction to stop the operator from …

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Praesepe confirm new operational structure for Cashino centres

Praesepe, owners of the 160 venue Cashino brand of adult gaming centres, has announced the appointment of Simon Gudgeon to the post of Northern Operations Manager.  The former Development Director of Odeon Cinemas joins colleague Steve Ambrose who is responsible for the Cashino centres in the South of the country. Heralding the appointments, Nick Harding, Chief Executive of Praesepe said: “I …

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Culture secretary quits over expenses scandal

UK Culture Secretary Maria Miller has quit following a long-standing row over expenses. In a letter to the Prime Minister, she said the controversy ‘has become a distraction from the vital work this government is doing’. Miller had been sanctioned by the independent parliamentary commissioner for standards over expenses claims for a second home that her parents lived in and …

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ABB hits back at ‘misleading’ accusations

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has hit back at accusations from the Campaign for Fairer Gambling that it may have misled the UK government over the potential impact of a reduction in stake on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). The Campaign made the claims following a report by NERA Economic Consulting, which suggested that lowering staking limits on FOBTs …

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Cameron to order review of FOBTs

UK newspaper The Guardian yesterday broke the news that Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered a review of the UK Gambling Code of Conduct. Reports suggest that the Prime Minister is keen to issue wagering restrictions and add further amendments to the Code. In a supposed leaked letter to the newspaper, the PM asks that the voluntary code introduced in …

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