Tag Archives: 2005 Gambling Act

Year in Review Part Three – Firms look to Nasdaq whilst William Hill auction comes to a close

The third quarter of 2021 saw further regulatory developments across Europe, and one of the year’s biggest M&A saga’s concluded as 888 Holdings finalised the terms of its William Hill acquisition.  Sportradar, the Swiss sports data and technology company, successfully completed its public listing on the US Nasdaq stock exchange in September, with some assistance from basketball legend Michael Jordan. …

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Year in Review Part One: Gambling Act review commences and firms count the costs of 2020

As 2021 began, the UK betting sector was fixated with the onset of the review of the 2005 Gambling Act review, the outcomes of which would become clearer as the year progressed. The overhaul of the UK’s regulatory gambling regime did not just catch the eye of industry leaders, however, as Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak voiced his concerns …

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Gambling Minister calls for operators to ‘step in’ but dismisses £100 affordability checks

Chris Philp, DCMS Gambling Minister, has outlined the government’s strategy to counter gambling related harm, offering an update on the progress of the White Paper on the 2005 Gambling Act review. Giving a keynote speech entitled ‘Collaboration in the Prevention of Gambling Harms’ at GambleAware’s ninth annual conference, the Minister highlighted the need for a collaborative approach involving various industry …

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English speakers identified as most at-risk problem gambling group by Gambless

Gambless has recorded 3,500 self-assessment tests completed via its mobile app, revealing strong differences in problem gambling across international borders, with English speakers encountering issues much more than other linguistic groups. Publishing its first annual report, the Mindspa-funded and ORCHHA-certified international gambling harm prevention app found that English speakers, mainly from the US, UK, and Australia, recorded a 57% higher …

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BGC thanks Shadow Cabinet members for ‘positive engagement’ with betting sector

A Shadow Cabinet reshuffle has seen two new additions with responsibility for betting industry oversight, Lucy Powell MP and Alex Davies-Jones MP, who have been welcomed by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC). Powell currently serves as MP for Manchester Central and will replace Jo Stevens MP as the Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport, whilst …

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David Willetts joins BGC as new communications chief

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has appointed David Willetts to coordinate its press and public relations operations as Director of Communications and Digital. In his new position, Willetts will hold the aforementioned responsibilities of maintaining media relations, whilst also working towards the BGC’s objective of ‘building consumer and public trust in the betting and gaming industry’ with assistance from …

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Gambling harm and education charities back Chesterfield FC’s matchday awareness campaign

Engagement between lower division football clubs and safer gambling organisations continues to increase, as a National League fixture on Tuesday was host to a number of charity delegates.  A range of groups were invited to attend the match at Chesterfield FC’s Technique Stadium, including GamCare and the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM)- represented by Head of Delivery Sam …

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YGAM and Wolves to continue responsible betting collaboration

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has announced a continuation of its partnership with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC focused on education and safeguarding.  As a result of the agreement, the partners will cooperate to deliver the aforementioned objectives in the Premier League team’s home West Midlands region.  In collaboration with GamCare, YGAM has trained Wolves and Wolves Foundation staff …

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Anna Hemmings: Public feel operators ‘are not doing their part’

GamCare CEO Anna Hemmings has argued that the general public do not feel that the betting and gaming firms ‘are doing their part’ as the UK government moves forward with its review of the 2005 Gambling Act. Publishing a statement to mark Safer Gambling Week 2021, Hemmings detailed that in collaboration with YouGov the charity surveyed 1,510 people who gamble …

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GamCare cites ‘change, growth and challenges’ in final review of three-year strategy

Nearing the end of its three-year strategy, GamCare has highlighted the last 12 months of the initiative as ‘an incredible period of change, growth, and of course, recent challenge’, citing a number of major developments for both itself and the industry. Identifying a number of ‘key sector developments’ for 2020/21 in its Trustees Annual Review, the gambling harm awareness charity …

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