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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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Michael Dugher: Public favours common-sense approach to govern gambling’s future

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

Michael Dugher has warned the government that it risks alienating itself from public opinion should it conform to prohibitionists’ approach to gambling regulation.  Writing in Commons news source Politics Home, the Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) reflected on political opinion and commentary in light of May’s Local Election results. “For the Conservatives, results showed predictable mid-term …

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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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Smarkets: Boris hits lowest odds on 2022 premiership departure  

SBC News Smarkets: Boris hits lowest odds on 2022 premiership departure  

Boris Johnson’s premiership is ‘on the ropes’ as the PM faces mounting pressure from his party, the media and public to confess that he broke COVID national lockdown rules by attending a ‘bring your own booze’ party at Number 10 last May.  Monitoring Down Street developments, Smarkets Politics cites that PM Johnson has reached his shortest price of 1.70 (58% …

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Winning Post: Digging in the Sandbox of privacy

SBC News Winning Post: Digging in the Sandbox of privacy

Last week the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) granted the Gambling Commission its phase-1 sandbox approval to proceed with its Single Customer View (SCV) project.  Despite its GDPR greenlight, Regulus Partners outlines the foreseeable challenges the Commission will face in turning its headline project into reality. Meanwhile, in Manchester, Regulus observes another think-tank ‘echo chamber’ debate on gambling’s regulatory future take …

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10 MPs received match tickets from betting firms throughout Euro 2020

SBC News 10 MPs received match tickets from betting firms throughout Euro 2020

The BBC has reported that 10 MPs from the two largest political parties received tickets to UEFA Euro 2020 Championship, in addition to other prominent sporting tournaments. Overall, eight Conservative Party MPs and two Labour Party MPs were gifted tickets worth between £1,537.60 and £3,457, with the two members of the latter party serving as members of the Shadow Cabinet. …

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Iain Duncan Smith: Radical change requires Gambling Commission to be axed

SBC News Iain Duncan Smith: Radical change requires Gambling Commission to be axed

Senior Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith has reiterated his call for the government ‘to get rid of the Gambling Commission altogether’, as DCMS begins its long-awaited review of the 2005 Gambling Act. Writing in Commons news source PoliticsHome, Duncan Smith stated that the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Gambling Related Harm had been the only committee to maintain pressure on the …

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DCMS: UK gambling requires a surgical re-wiring for all stakeholders

SBC News DCMS: UK gambling requires a surgical re-wiring for all stakeholders

UK gambling leadership will be evaluating DCMS’ ‘policy document‘ which accompanied the launch of the government’s review of the 2005 Gambling Act.  Addressing the House of Commons, Nigel Huddleston, DCMS Minister for Sport, underlined that his department would take no knee-jerk response in its duties to review UK gambling: “We will listen and gather the evidence required to govern gambling …

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Winning Post: New UK stats tell an ex-growth story…

SBC News Winning Post: New UK stats tell an ex-growth story...

Regulus Partners observes new UK gambling sector realities drawn from improved granular statistics monitoring industry disciplines. Meanwhile, the strategic consultancy analyses the many binding narratives which will drive the forthcoming government review of the 2005 Gambling Act… __________________ The GB Industry Statistics to March 2020 have further improved granularity, especially in quarterly reporting. Adjustments still need to be made (especially …

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