Tag Archives: Carolyn Harris

Premier League secures own terms to phase out betting sponsorships

SBC News Premier League secures own terms to phase out betting sponsorships

The Premier League has made the decision to phase out betting company front-of-shirt sponsorships according to Sky News. The outlet reported this afternoon that English football’s top-flight will gradually remove arrangements which see betting firm logos appear on the front of team shirts ‘over the next few years’. However, in a compromise the League has allegedly proposed the idea of …

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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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Winning Post: UK gambling forced to grow-up on advertising standards

SBC News Winning Post: UK gambling forced to grow-up on advertising standards

Regulus Partners digs deep as to why the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) decided to introduce tough new measures to control the appeal and engagement of gambling advertising with young audiences. To the surprise of observers, the UK’s advertising monitor has moved ahead of regulatory judgements on industry marketing standards that were due to be settled by the government’s review …

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Gambling Harm APPG: Industry leadership has no right to determine Review outcomes

SBC News Gambling Harm APPG: Industry leadership has no right to determine Review outcomes

MPs in the House of Commons held a two-hour debate yesterday, discussing a range of issues related to the future oversight of the UK gambling sector, with imminent reforms soon to be announced. The debate was led by long-term gambling-reformist Carolyn Harris, Labour MP for Swansea East. Proceedings were opened with Harris acknowledging the wide range of response, evidence and …

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

SBC News 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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Winning Post: Anti gambling lobby makes bold move for Boris full attention

SBC News Winning Post: Anti gambling lobby makes bold move for Boris full attention

Regulus Partners observes a week of bold anti-gambling lobby plays carried out in Commons, the House of Lords and UK media – undertaken to ensure that PM Boris Johnson maintains his election pledge to drastically reform the UK gambling sector. The heat on gambling was turned up again this week as the Peers for Gambling Reform and the Gambling-related Harm …

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Camelot receives cross-party MP criticism for app-based game shift

SBC News Camelot receives cross-party MP criticism for app-based game shift

A group of MPs, from both the Conservative Party and the Labour Party, have criticised National Lottery operator Camelot for shifting towards app-based games rather than traditional paper-slip draws. According to The Guardian, the parliamentarians have argued that app-based games such as instant win titles pose a higher risk of problem gambling to customers, whilst simultaneously reducing the amount of …

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Winning Post: Sports funding faces a slippery slope

SBC News Winning Post: Sports funding faces a slippery slope

Regulus Partners observes a week of parliamentary debate on the future of gambling sponsorships. A topic that garners MPs direct attention, who have yet to deliver concrete resolutions on how gambling reforms will impact the future of sports funding. The complexities of the gambling reform debate were laid bare in Parliament this week as the issues of sports funding and …

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Clustering concerns reappear as report cites gambling venues deprived concentration

SBC News 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

SBC News 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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