Tag Archives: Daily Mail

EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban

The English Football League (EFL) has urged the government not to impose a blanket ban on gambling sponsorships, citing concerns that it could drive more clubs into administration. Published yesterday, the House of Lords Gambling Select Committee’s report ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action‘ recommended a ban on sports teams kit sponsorships and venue advertising. If implemented, the recommendation gives …

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Winning Post: Pre-COVID fragility doesn’t bode well for UK gambling

Regulus Partners begins the week by looking at the gambling industry’s perceived fragility pre-COVID and the Swedish ministerial ‘climb down’ on deposit and bonus limits. UK: Regulation – Daily Mail relieves Gambling Commission of duty It seems that one of the effects of Covid-19 has been an abacus shortage in officialdom, so little do matters add up anymore. This week, …

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UKGC faces pressure to release Betway ownership details

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is facing pressure to reveal the details of Betway’s ownership, with the Daily Mail claiming the operator’s ownership structure is lacking transparency. Betway has recently come under fire from some anti-gambling campaigners regarding its use of gambling incentives. According to the UKGC, however, UK licence holders are required to provide detailed information to the regulator …

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FA to carry out review of broadcasting rights

The Football Association (FA) will carry out a review of its broadcasting rights agreements awarded to sports betting operators after a report was published by the Daily Mail as today’s frontpage story. The review comes after the coverage of numerous FA Cup matches were broadcast on betting websites. This contrasted the two games made available on the BBC, while BT …

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Tune-in! Former football stars lead World Cup videos for UK betting brands

Seeking to maximise brand coverage during the crucial World Cup trading period, bookmakers and betting stakeholders have turned to former football stars to turn-up the football dialogue… Bonus Code Bets has ramped up its partnership with John Barnes to provide engaging videos around England’s progress at this summer’s World Cup in Russia. One of Better Collective’s portfolio of affiliate sites, …

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Winning Post – Amazon enters the Premier League broadcasting market

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: football broadcast rights – a river runs through it… The long-predicted – but apparently difficult to nail – entry of Amazon into the market for Premier League live broadcast rights finally …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Be mindful of protecting children

As I write this, we await the Government’s review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures that is due to be published later this month, according to comments by the Secretary of State when she appeared before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on 11 October. She added that this would be followed by a full 12-week consultation that …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Assessing a month of mounting challenges for the betting industry.

August 2017 was not a kind month for the online gambling sector. David Clifton breaks down three standout events that have placed social responsibility practices at the forefront of industry debate and concerns…. _______________________ There are three standout stories in the betting licensing and regulatory sphere from the last month. There is a common social responsibility thread running through all …

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John White – Bacta – UK government has not ‘shelved’ FOBTs review

Bacta Chief Executive John White has reassured members that contrary to recent speculation, the review of FOBT stakes has not been shelved and is encouraging Chancellor Philip Hammond to take a ‘holistic view’ of the broad and powerful economic benefits contained within the association’s triennial submission. Commenting on last week’s FOBTs story which appeared in the Daily Mail, stating that …

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Takeover Alert…As suitors eye up Ladbrokes acquisition

Ladbrokes has been at the centre of takeover speculation this morning, following rumours of a potential £1.6 billion acquisition by rival Paddy Power. UK news source The Daily Mail had revealed the potential takeover bid by Paddy Power, which saw Ladbrokes Plc share price jump 5% to 127p (at time of writing). The takeover speculation had witnessed +25 million Ladbrokes …

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