Tag Archives: Carolyn Harris

Clustering concerns reappear as report cites gambling venues deprived concentration

The locality of gambling venues in economically deprived areas of the UK remains a persistent trend, according to a recent report by The Standard Life Foundation. Publishing its ‘The Geography of Gambling in Great Britain’ report, the organisation cited that 21% of gambling premises were based within the most deprived decile of areas of the country. The figure is compared …

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Richard Hayler: IBAS – The Ombudsman from abstract concept to a workable reality

Industry leadership, MPs and wider stakeholders are all in agreement that UK gambling requires a sector-specific ombudsman to rectify consumer concerns and reputation. Betting dispute and settlement expert Richard Hayler Managing Director of IBAS, underlines that the creation of an ombudsman will be no easy undertaking for participants who must understand and accommodate the intricacies of gambling products, practices and …

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Big Step makes Scottish football debut with Edinburgh City partnership

Edinburgh City FC has become the latest football club, and the first in Scotland, to partner with Gambling with Lives’ Big Step initiative. A grassroots project, the Big Step’s primary aim is to ‘kick gambling ads out of football’, and has the backing of several MPs including the Labour Party’s Carolyn Harris, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on …

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Winning Post: Parliament debates state control on gambling and football

Regulus Partners examines a further week of Parliamentary debate, where the state has been urged to intervene on safer gambling affordability controls and on how media rights should be distributed fairly to benefit all levels of football. In Parliament – with friends like this… The parliamentary campaign against gambling resumed this week with a string of questions submitted to the …

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APPG demands Camelot explain its parliamentary advertisements

Camelot UK has been urged to explain why it has taken out advertisements in Parliamentary magazine The House, promoting its business as the operating company of the National Lottery. Concerns were raised to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) by MPs Richard Holden and Carolyn Harris of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Gambling Related Harm (APPG).  The MPs cited that …

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Premier League clubs to discuss their betting sponsorship futures

Premier League football clubs will examine and discuss the future of betting sponsorships at a meeting scheduled for this Thursday. Sky News has this morning reported that EPL leaders will receive an ‘update on findings around shirt sponsorships and gambling addiction’. Football’s relationship with betting operators has become a prominent concern of the government’s ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling …

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EFL Chairman takes stance against betting sponsorship ban

Chairman of the English Football League (EFL), Rick Parry, has spoken out against a ban on sports betting sponsorship arrangements, citing financial concerns for lower league teams. Speaking to the Financial Times (FT), Parry remarked that a betting sponsorship ban would be ‘catastrophic’ for smaller football clubs ‘in the wake of the pandemic’. Parry’s comments come two months after it …

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David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Vital Statistics – Measuring the extent of gambling reforms required in the UK

As the well-known saying goes, “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics”. It was wrongly attributed to the nineteenth century UK Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, but that’s not going to stop me from using it as the starting point for this monthly round-up of UK gambling law and regulation. Fast forward 150 years from Disraeli’s time …

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UK football clubs warned against gambling adverts on social media

UK football clubs have received a letter from a group of ‘50 former gambling addicts’, warning of the dangers of promoting betting websites through their social media channels. A total of 11 clubs across the Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Premiership were subject to a letter which informed how addicts might feel ‘distressed’ to see links to …

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The launch of the Gambling Act review: how the industry has reacted

The launch of the Gambling Act review: how the industry has reacted

As the gambling industry wakes up to the announcement that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will be launching its review into the 2005 Gambling Act, the news has been largely welcomed by various different stakeholders from across the sector. The review, which is expected to result in the biggest reform of UK gambling laws since the …

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