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ABB & Scottish gambling stakeholders launch ‘Merkinch Gamble Support Week’

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has launched a ‘first of its kind’ community initiative in the Merkinch area of Inverness to promote responsible gambling and provide counselling support for anyone concerned about their gambling activity. Titled the ‘Merkinch Gamble Support Week’ this social initiative is the result of a partnership between the Association of British Bookmakers in Scotland (ABB …

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Bookmakers to fund young person problem gambling initiative in Scotland

The Association of British Bookmaker‘s Scottish division has launched a new project aimed at tackling the ‘hidden addiction’ of problem gambling among young people.  The Association of British Bookmakers in Scotland (ABB Scotland) will fund the six month project, working in partnership with Paisley based charity RCA Trust to deliver education and counselling support for 2,500 young people across the West …

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ABB tells Arcade owners to ‘catch up’ with regards to consumer protections & risk gambling

Industry body, The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has called for amusement arcade operators to ‘catch up’ with other betting stakeholders in relation to consumer protection standards and problem gambling awareness. The ABB has made its comment, following new evidence by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) which revealed that consumers are at greater risk of losing more money and playing …

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FOBT research suggests simple stakes drop not effective in problem gambling battle

The responsible gambling charity GambleAware (formerly the Responsible Gambling Trust) has produced research which suggests that the so-called £50 journey actually saw players increase stakes around the new limit of £50 rather than meet the restrictions imposed for those wanting to bet at the higher £100 stakes limit. The £50 journey was introduced by the government and the UK Gambling Commission …

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Bookmakers go on the offensive ahead of FOBT report

Britain’s bookmakers are demanding an urgent inquiry into a new report by the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) All- Party Parliamentary Group which is expected to call for a £2 per spin maximum stake to be imposed on all FOBTs when it is published this morning. The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has criticised the report as ‘deeply flawed’ and said …

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Bookmakers to deliver 325,000-strong petition of support

A petition signed by more than 325,000 betting shop staff and customers from across the country will be presented to 10 Downing Street at 11am this morning as the beleaguered betting industry fights back against its portrayal in the media. The petition, collected as part of the recent ‘Back Your Local Bookie’ campaign, calls on the Government to support an industry …

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Marc Etches – GambleAware – Working towards the prevention of gambling related harm

Two weeks ago, GambleAware published its new five-year strategy, expressing an aim to treble the number of people who receive treatment each year for gambling related harm. The charity, formerly known as the Responsible Gambling Trust, has reinforced its commitment to helping those suffering with the problem, of which there are believed to be around 250,000 in the UK, by …

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ABB snubs ‘kangaroo court’ commons all-party meeting on UK gambling sector

Tracey Crouch the UK Minister for Culture, Media & Sports has expressed her disappointment at industry body the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) failure to attend last week’s ‘Commons All Party Group on Fixed-odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs)’.   The Commons meeting was set-up to discuss current UK regulatory provisions for FOBTs and potential plans to further restrict TV advertising for …

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Optima reflects on the success of its Trade Fair sponsorship

Betting industry supplier OPTIMA has revealed the reasons behind its decision to sponsor last month’s TVC Bookmakers Trade Fair, which took place in Solihull’s Cranmore Park Conference Centre. The event, which was moved to Solihull last year after the moving of night racing at the previous location in Wolverhampton, brought the industry together to showcase new products and technologies. OPTIMA, a provider of …

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SIS creates Director of Software Engineering role for Mike Jones

SIS has appointed Mike Jones in a newly created role for its senior leadership team. Following a successful 6-month interim period starting in February 2016, he has become the Director of Software Engineering for the company. Based at SIS’ headquarters in Milton Keynes, Jones will be working with SIS teams in London and Salford to drive a transformation in the …

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