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Betting shops to reopen in tier 3 as casinos’ future remains uncertain

Betting shops have been given the green light to reopen their doors in tier three areas in England once the current national lockdown restrictions are eased. Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the move as he set out details of how England will come out of the national lockdown from 3 December. The announcement has been welcomed by the Betting and …

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Lockdown lift 2.0: Where do alternative sports fit into retail’s ‘digitised’ betting future?

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Playtech Sports terminals took a quarter of a million bets on darts and table tennis totalling close to €6 million in the first month after the UK’s betting shops reopened from the first national lockdown in June. These numbers, said Lee Drabwell from Playtech Sports (pictured), show that the demand for these ‘alternative sports’ – which enjoyed such an unexpected …

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More than half of Scottish betting shops temporarily closed under Tier 4 measures

More than half of Scottish betting shops temporarily closed under Tier 4 measures

Approximately 500 betting shops are expected to close their doors in Scotland from Friday evening when a number of local authorities will enter ‘Level Four’ restrictions. Under the measures, all non-essential shops, pubs, restaurants and all other hospitality across 11 authorities will be forced to close until 11 December as the government aims to suppress rising coronavirus cases. Announcing the …

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BGC urges Westminster to follow Wales’ ‘science-led approach’

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has shown its support for the ‘science-led approach’ taken by the Welsh government, which has allowed betting shops and casinos to reopen their doors following the country’s two week ‘fire break’ lockdown. As of yesterday, 360 betting shops and four casinos in Wales were given the green light to reopen their doors, with a …

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New Gambling Commission stats reveal “very bad news” for betting shops

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has expressed that the latest statistics from the Gambling Commission display “very bad news” for the future of British betting shops. The Gambling Commission revealed that there are now 8,502 betting shops in the UK, a fall of almost 4% within the last six months and a number that represents a continual decline in betting …

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Industry Snapshot – Overview

The Gambling Commission in Great Britain releases bi-annual reports on the latest statistics from across the gambling industry. It covers betting shops, arcades, bingo, casinos, gaming machine manufacturers, lotteries and remote gambling. This is the first in a series of mini reports on the latest statistics released, and will give an overview of the gambling industry as a whole. The …

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Industry Snapshot – Betting Shops

With the industry focus on live in-play betting, and the ever increasing focus on mobile betting as a whole, the natural assumption would be that betting shops suffered in 2015. Indeed, one of the latest BetVictor adverts promotes the idea of placing a bet at a shop as an outdated and somewhat horrifying experience. Here’s an analysis of how betting …

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Glasgow self-exclusion pilot adds independent bookmakers

The Glasgow pilot scheme which gives someone who may be developing a problem with their gambling a one-stop facility to exclude themselves from all betting shop operators across the City is expanding from today, to include more shops and more operators. Launched in July with 36 participating shops across the five major betting shop operators the scheme will be expanded …

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Success in Nigeria means playing the game with the right rhythm

Johnson Adewale Foye, Head of Operations at HSL Gaming Network Limited which runs Gobet3000, has more advice for companies planning on setting up a retail betting business in Nigeria. From my last post, I specifically stated that companies will make a better harvest with a retail network than the online network because of some of Nigeria’s peculiarities. Here I will …

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