Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

Kindred: Sports sponsorship a ‘peripheral issue’ in context of harm reduction

SBC News Kindred: Sports sponsorship a ‘peripheral issue’ in context of harm reduction

Ahead of the Premier League potentially severing or significantly limiting its ties with betting companies, Kindred’s UK General Manager has highlighted the positive impact such relationships can have.  Writing for Politics Home, Neil Banbury laid out the case that betting partnerships can provide an avenue for promoting responsible gambling, reducing harm due to the ‘unique links’ clubs have to communities.  …

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IBAS sets sights on UK Gambling Ombudsman role

SBC News IBAS sets sights on UK Gambling Ombudsman role

The Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS) has set out its case for becoming a potential UK Gambling Ombudsman, detailing operational and financial considerations.  Recognising the creation of a Gambling Ombudsman as a potential outcome of the Gambling Act review White Paper, the group asserted that it could take on the role ‘faster than any entirely new service could be created’ due …

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Gamstop records 300k exclusions amid White Paper delay

SBC News Gamstop records 300k exclusions amid White Paper delay

Gamstop surpassed the 300,000 mark in the first half of this year, during which time a total of 43,500 signed up to the national self-exclusion service.  This represented a 9% increase on the corresponding time period last year, averaging 7,000 new sign ups per month during 2022, whilst the number of consumers in the 16-24 demographic increased by 5%.  Furthermore, …

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Big Step calls on Premier League to ‘do the right thing’ as govt ‘delays the inevitable’

SBC News Big Step calls on Premier League to ‘do the right thing’ as govt ‘delays the inevitable’

Gambling with Lives’ Big Step campaign has penned an open letter to the Premier League’s 20 clubs ahead of a vote on the future of betting shirt sponsorships.  The top-flight is due to make its decision in September, with the ballot initially scheduled for this month before being delayed due to the collapse of Boris Johnson’s government, which itself has …

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Stoke MP calls for Gambling Review ‘pause for thought’ as Tories vote for PM

SBC News Stoke MP calls for Gambling Review ‘pause for thought’ as Tories vote for PM

Jack Brereton MP has argued that rushing the Gambling Act review amid the ongoing political situation in Westminster ‘would be a mistake’, as other legislative decisions are delayed.  Writing in Politics Home, the Conservative representative for Stoke-on-Trent South – whose Adjutant constituency, Stoke-on-Trent Central, is home to bet365’s head office – highlighted ‘concerning’ reports about the apparently forthcoming White Paper’s …

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GambleAware discourages further delay to Gambling Act review judgement

SBC News GambleAware discourages further delay to Gambling Act review judgement

GambleAware has expressed concern that the government’s white paper judgement on the Gambling Act review may be further delayed.  Political turmoil in Westminster has cast uncertainty as to whether the white paper – originally slated for publication in the spring – will still be made public this month, as previously stated by the government. Boris Johnson’s withdrawal from the premiership …

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Boris fallout sees UK gambling face another Review delay  

SBC News Boris fallout sees UK gambling face another Review delay  

Boris Johnson’s resignation as Prime Minister has left UK gambling in limbo with regards to its regulatory future, as frustrated incumbents continue to wait for the publication of the government’s White Paper review of the 2005 Gambling Act. As the current situation stands, the government has under two weeks to publish the White Paper before Parliament’s recess on 22 July. …

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Ministerial resignations prompt Premier League to delay betting sponsor vote

SBC News Ministerial resignations prompt Premier League to delay betting sponsor vote

The Premier League has postponed its planned vote on the future of betting shirt sponsorships due to the UK’s chaotic political situation, Sky News reports.  Earlier this week, sources suggested that the English top-flight had requested its clubs to vote on a measure which would see sponsorship deals with betting operators phased out over a three-year period.  The League had …

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Punters smell Boris’ blood but remain cold on exit method & weak successors 

SBC News Punters smell Boris’ blood but remain cold on exit method & weak successors 

Trading teams report on a roller-coaster 24-hours repricing UK political markets, as once again Boris Johnson’s future as PM is on the brink of a total collapse. Peak betting activity was triggered yesterday afternoon, as news broke of the double whammy of senior resignations led by Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who was quickly followed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.  Handing in …

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UK Gambling Review to focus on technical constraints as conflicts loom on final judgements 

SBC News UK Gambling Review to focus on technical constraints as conflicts loom on final judgements 

Speculation continues to mount on the pending outcomes of the government’s review of the UK gambling sector, whose White Paper of Recommendations has been pushed back to July, by DCMS. This morning, The Times and Daily Mail reported that PM Boris Johnson will maintain his 2019 General Election pledge of imposing significant curbs on the online gambling sector, needed to …

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